Navigating this really cool interactive map shows that gold has more of a role in our everyday lives than most people realize…
It’s highly recommended to hop on over to the World Gold Council website where they have this map that is both animated and interactive.
(Below is a scaled still image of the exact map)
(You can click on all sorts of things in the map and it shows how gold is used in whatever you are clicking on)
The next time somebody says gold has no intrinsic value, if you don’t feel like arguing, just point them over to the map!
This interactive map would also make a good tool to explain to others [children?] why gold does have intrinsic value in addition to being money.
Here’s some more stuff you’ll find on that same WGC page:
Gold is the material of choice to guarantee reliability of performance. Gold’s unique properties and versatility make the metal indispensable in engineering and electronics, and its application as a nanomaterial is offering new solutions to a range of global health and environmental challenges.
Below are some of these unique properties of gold:
- Conducts electricity
- Resistant to corrosion
- Exceptionally malleable and ductile
- Catalytic properties
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.