trustablegold shows the basics of gold production, consume, and recycling.
There are of cause more to gold than this illustration shows. I would love to see a dark-side illustration of the negative impacts of i.e gold production, distribution, illegal weapon financing, mercury poisoning. How much CO2 emission does gold yearly represent? How many children are forced to labor in the gold fields of Africa and South-America? How much gold is hidden in Indian temples? And, why the Greek do not sell their 112,5 ton of gold to ease the plight of their poor. One fool can ask more questions than ten sages can answer. Wood on gold