Gold の総発掘量が俗説の 100～200万トンではありえない理由
・Gold の総発掘量は 100～200万トンだ…という説が一部で唱えられているという。その説を論破した記事を見かけたので記録しておく。
Yes, this is just an estimate of all known world gold holdings. While some readers may believe there are more like 1-2 million metric tons of gold in the world, due to the work of several precious metals analysts... I DON'T BUY IT. Why? Because the facts provide the real answer when we look at cumulative gold production since 1493:
Even though this stirs up fanciful "conspiracy theories" such as Yamashita's massive gold treasure as well as the supposed hidden Nazi gold hoard, the world cannot hold more gold than it could produce. Well, maybe it could if we had the help of Aliens from distant planets. While some readers may actually believe Aliens would come down here and mine gold for us, logic suggests that they would likely have much more important things to do with their time.
Anyhow, the chart above reveals that 166,640 metric tons of gold were mined between 1493 and 2014. If we add what was mined during ancient times, it is logical to assume (estimate) that the world may contain the 183,500 metric tons of gold.