Valuable Substance Earth Statistics

In Valuable Substance Earth Statistics, analysis reveals valuable minerals and resources are unevenly distributed across the planet's surface.

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"About 90% of the Earth's crust is made up of silicate minerals, making it the most valuable substance on Earth."

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"Earth's most valuable biological substance Per hectare, seagrass can store twice as much carbon as forests."

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"Soil, particularly topsoil, is the most valuable substance on Earth's surface and it takes about 500 years to produce just under an inch of topsoil."

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"As of 2021, the world gold reserve is estimated at approximately 35,000 metric tons."

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"It is estimated that humans have mined 182,000 tons of gold- an incredibly valuable substance."

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"Russia is the biggest diamond-producing nation by volume, contributing almost 30% of the global production, making diamond a valuable substance."

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"The total amount of oil ever produced stands at about 6 trillion barrels, an immensely valuable substance."

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"The world's largest producer of platinum is South Africa, with an output of 110,000 kilograms in 2019."

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"Iron is the second most valuable substance and abundant metal on Earth, making up about 5% of the Earth's crust."

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"Australia has the largest gold reserves, contributing to 10,000 tons of the world's total gold reserves."

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"Around 90% of the world's total crude oil reserves are located in just 15 countries."

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"Silver, a valuable substance, has been mined for over 5,000 years."

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"Over 80% of mined diamonds are used for industrial applications such as drilling, cutting and grinding."

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"The Global Petroleum Reserves are estimated to be at a whopping 1,650,585 million barrels."

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