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History of Gold – Interesting Facts and Changes Over 50 Years

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / May 12, 2017 

History of Gold – How the gold industry has changed over 50 years

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Thomson Reuters GFMS have compiled an interesting high level history of the gold industry in the last fifty years.

Topics covered and interesting historical facts to note include:

– Gold market size
– Gold mine production “peaked in 2015”
– South African production collapse from 1,000 tonnes

– South African gold was flown to London and Zurich and an airliner had its own designated landing areas at Heathrow where gold moved directly from the place to secure vaults

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