How Big is a Tonne of Gold?
Gold is one of the heaviest metals on earth, only formed in the death throes of a star!
1 tonne of gold = 1,000 kilograms
Gold weighs 19.3 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cc)
There are 1,000 x 1,000 = 1,000,000 grams per tonne (g)
1,000,000g / 19.3g/cc = 51,813.47 cc
The cube root (51,813.47) ^ (1/3) = 37.28 cm
A tonne of gold is a cube 37.280 centimeters per side.
A tonne of gold is a cube 14.677 inches per side.