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December 13, 2012

Daily Mail: Bank of England’s gold vaults caught on camera

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Lying deep beneath the streets of London, hidden in the secret vaults of the Bank of England, is 4,600 tonnes of ‘forgotten gold’

Lying deep beneath the streets of London, hidden in the secret vaults of the Bank of England, is 4,600 tonnes of ‘forgotten gold’.

Worth £197billion pounds, the rows of gold bullions – which are kept in a closely guarded location – are rarely seen by outsiders.

But the Bank’s precious metal reserves – each shelf worth £35million each – have been filmed by the University of Nottingham for a new series about elements called The Periodic Table of Videos. 

Chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff, obtained special permission to visit the high security vault, accompanied by video journalist Brady Haran.

Given coveted access he reveals the incredible sight of row upon row of the gold bars displayed like ‘chocolates in the duty free at the airport’


 
Read the full story at dailymail.co.uk

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