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INFOGRAPHIC: Unearthing the World’s Gold Supply

THE 2014 GOLD SERIES: PART 2 OF 5

This infographic, part two in our 2014 Gold Series, covers the full supply picture behind the yellow metal. See Part 1: A Visual History Of Gold here.

Within the planet’s crust, there is only 1 gram of gold for every 250 tonnes (550,000 lbs) of earth. Gold’s rarity means that finding economic deposits is extremely difficult. To understand how gold mining and supply work, we must first unearth how gold deposits form.

Over time, gold dissolves in hot water deep in the crust under immense pressure. It is then transported and deposited upwards as the water travels up cracks and fissures towards the surface. Generally, the major gold deposit types include: placer, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS), epithermal, porphyry, carlin-type, and orogenic deposits.

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Interesting stuff.

The gold reserves held by the Vatican

Years Key Reason Acquisition Total % world
1100-1200 Eastern Crusades 9200 9300 27.7%
1200-1350 Western Civilization 12500 21800 57.0%
1351-1490 Templar Treasures 4200 26000 62.3%
1491-1600 New World 3100 29100 60.3%
1600-1800 Slave Mines 4050 33150 54.7%
1800-1900 End of Empires 6500 39650 55.0%
1900-1945 World Wars 16200 55850 53.4%
1946-2006 Organized crime 4500 60350 30.2%

The largest single holder of ingot/bullion gold of any organization for the past 1,000 years is and has always been the Roman Cult controlling the Catholic Church.

The Roman Catholic Church controls approximately 60,350 metric tonnes of gold, twice the size of the total official gold reserves around the world or approximately 30.2% of all the gold every mined/produced. At current prices, it puts the asset value of the greatest treasure in human history at over US $1,245 Billion.

At present, the Roman Catholic Church is back down to total gold domination numbers not seen since the fall of the Holy Roman Empire (around 1100) when it controlled less than 30% of total world gold.

For most of the past 1,000 years, the Catholic Church has been in a dominant position to control the world market of gold with over 50% of all gold and a high point from around the 14th Century to around 17th Century of controlling over 60% of the total gold ever mined.

The treasure has been split between various declared reserves as well as undisclosed reserves. Only 20% of total gold reserves are stored through third parties in official reserves, the largest declared reserve being the Federal Reserve Bank, followed by the reserves in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.

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BUMP.

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Thanks

for the bump Cyril, these infographics are awesome. And yes I think everyone on the DP questions the last bit about US having 8 thousand tons :)

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See also : "So, Where is the Gold?"

See also :

"So, Where is the Gold?" (2/9/2014) :

http://www.dailypaul.com/312051

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius