Leprechaun counting his gold coins - engraving c 1900Leprechauns got all of their gold by uncovering hordes from long over wars.
Gold's chemical element symbol is Au which is from the Latin word aurum which means "shining dawn." As of 2009, 161,000 metric tons of gold have been mined since the beginning of human history. This has been estimated earlier this month at just under six trillion US dollars.
Nitric acid dissolves silver and base metals, but not gold. Nitric acid is used to confirm the presence of gold. This is the origin of the term "acid test."
The amount of gold in the world is finite, but more than 99 percent of Earth's gold is in the center of the Earth. Geologist Bernard Wood of Macquarie University in Australia says, there is enough in Earth's core to coat its surface in 1.5 feet of gold.
The largest gold nugget, "Welcome Stranger," was found in Australia in 1860.
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