In the last decade, the number of tonnes of gold and silver in the global economy has increased from about 2.5 trillion to 3.4 trillion, according to the United Nations.
But there’s still a lot of gold, silver and other metals that are out there, which makes it difficult to track them all.
Now, a new report from the nonprofit organization The World Resources Institute has released a map that provides a better picture of the amount of gold in the earth.
The report also provides insight into how much gold is in storage, and it’s clear that some of the world’s largest mines have more gold in storage than is actually in the ground.
The map, titled Gold: The World’s Undiscovered Resource, is a visual guide to gold, its scarcity and the global reserves.
The data comes from the Global Gold Survey, which is a collaborative effort between The World Resource Institute and the International Monetary Fund.
The Global Gold Study, launched in 2008, used an algorithm that identifies the locations and locations of mines and mines that have significant mining activity, but doesn’t include all of the resources that could be mineable, such as precious metals or rare earth metals.
“When we look at all the resources in the system, we’re going to find a few things that are hard to track,” says Richard Lacey, director of the Global Resources Program at The World Services Institute, a think tank focused on resources.
“The first is the supply of metals.
And there’s a huge difference between the supply and demand.”
The World Service Institute says there’s an important distinction between mining and extracting minerals.
Mining involves extracting precious metals and then refining the ore.
“If you have to go and dig up ore to make a tool or you have the technology to do it, that’s mining,” Lacey says.
“But if you have a tool and you can’t make it out of the ore, it’s not mining.
So there’s more in the process.”
The International Monetary Forum (IMF) estimates that the total global reserve of gold could be up to 1.4 quadrillion tonnes.
But gold is only a small part of that.
About 80 percent of that total is stored in gold mines, according the report.
That includes mines that aren’t open for commercial use, such for gold mining or for the processing of metals in the petrochemical industry.
“It’s actually the majority of the reserves that are actually in existence in the wild,” says John Schmader, director for global gold at The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a global financial services group.
“You’re going back to the wild, where there are no laws, no regulation, no enforcement, and where you’re finding new things to mine.”
The global reserve figure includes all the physical gold, which also includes silver, diamonds and other minerals that are not mined for commercial purposes.
The United States is a major exporter of gold to China and other countries.
But the United States has about 1.5 quadrillions of tonnes, less than a quarter of the total.
The rest of the gold is stored at the World Gold Council, a group of mining companies that are trying to manage the vast majority of that reserves.
There’s also a huge amount of mineral deposits in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United Republic of Tanzania.
There are also mines in South Africa, Chile, and Indonesia.
All of these countries are working together to manage a huge stockpile of gold.
“There are a lot more than the United Nation says are in existence,” Lacy says.
But they’re not all available.
Gold in storage is not necessarily a good indicator of its supply.
“We don’t know where the gold will be in 20 years.
We don’t really know what the world will look like in 10, 15, 20 years,” Schmada says.
And because gold has been around for thousands of years, it has the ability to influence the way we think about how much of a resource is in the Earth.
“As the technology improves and as the resources get more abundant, there’s going to be a lot less of this debate that we have now, and we’re not going to have to worry about what’s in storage,” Schuader says.
Schmaders analysis of the global reserve figures shows that a major source of gold is still the U.S. and Canada, which are responsible for almost 90 percent of the international reserve holdings.
“For the next five years, we expect to see some consolidation of the holdings of the United states and Canada.
In 20 years, if we have a stable global economy, we’ll be able to look at the global gold reserves,” Schsader says, adding that the U,S.
is already on track to become the world leader in its mining industry.
And he predicts that there will be more consolidation in the coming years as China and India both start