How Much Gold is There Left to Mine in the World?
The comments below are an edited and abridged synopsis of an article by Justin Harper
Last month the price of gold hit a record high, pushing above $2,000 an ounce. While this price rise was driven by gold traders, it begs the question about the supply of the precious metal, and when it will eventually run out.
Gold is in demand as an investment, a status symbol, and a key component in many electronic products. But it’s also a finite resource, and there will eventually come a stage when there is none left to be mined.
Up for discussion: peak gold; how much is left; is it harder to mine; records highs; and gold in unlikely places.