For thousands of years, gold has been searched for and considered strange. It has been purchased, traded and kept as wealth for generations throughout the world. Over 190,000 tons of gold have been used throughout history. To exercise imagination would mean a 21.4-meter cube.
In addition, research shows that there are still about 54,000 tons of gold reserves underground waiting to be exploited.
This metal is considered so precious that, unlike other commodities, almost every ounce of gold mining available on earth is held by man.
More than 90,000 tonnes of gold are used in jewelery, almost half of the total. There are private investments where 40,000 tons are used and the world's governments have a total reserve of 32,000 tons of gold.
It is true that most gold is used to make jewelery, but there are many industries that more or less use this precious metal. We are talking about 27,000 tons here and most of them go to the IT industry. Electronic factories sometimes use up to 12% tonnes per year.
But it happens that most of the gold used for gadgets reaches the garbage dump. 7% of all gold earned is now in landfills. He was thrown out by electronic products containing precious metals. And a lot of unnecessary gold can increase proportionately with the sale of phones and tablets.
According to the World Council of Gold, by 2025, two million tons of electronics will be in the global dump by 2025, all of them having less or more gold and other precious and rare materials.
The return to gold reserves around the world, in addition to 54,000 tonnes unused, is estimated to be at least 20 million tonnes of gold dissolved in the sea. The huge amount for which there is still no technology to be gained. Whoever makes up will be the ultimate alchemist.