Gold Bullion Vault - Periodic Table of Videos

  • Published on Dec 7, 2012
  • We're INSIDE a Gold Bullion Vault.
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    The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures.
    Film by Brady Haran. Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff.
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Comments • 6 962

  • S K
    S K 3 days ago

    This gentleman feels thag it is a bit sad that gold is just sitting there. I feel the same way about all the Uranium and Plutonium in the bombs just sitting there waiting to undergo fission.

  • Some One
    Some One 5 days ago

    I want to hear the Prof. speak Russian

  • Team Skovhugger
    Team Skovhugger 5 days ago

    🤔 when you are in there can you chek if DENMARKS gold is still in there ???
    It should be 66.5 ton .👍🇩🇰

  • Rice Cake
    Rice Cake 5 days ago +1

    That guy's strong lifting those gold bar at this age!

  • 香港人吃卖国饭

    I want the gold

  • renegado100
    renegado100 6 days ago

    Too much tungsten indeed !

  • Chris Drzal
    Chris Drzal 8 days ago

    He meant specimens. Cmon guys

  • Chris Drzal
    Chris Drzal 8 days ago

    So cool

  • Gerko
    Gerko 8 days ago

    Rick Harrison: Best I can do is $5.

  • Trey Quattro
    Trey Quattro 12 days ago

    brilliant. Sir Martyn Poliakoff was the perfect person to do this with!

  • Ray S
    Ray S 14 days ago +1

    Is it killing anyone else to see the ingots stacked in all random orientations

  • Sam roodo
    Sam roodo 15 days ago

    Is it just me or when you saw all at gold you wanted to build a fort out of all of it 😂😂😂

  • Gort
    Gort 16 days ago

    So called mining legend Frank Gueistra is tied in with Clinton foundation. Totally corrupt. Boycott anything with Frank Gueistra association.

  • Benish Ahmed
    Benish Ahmed 16 days ago

    I’m pretty sure that most of this gold is looted from INDIA during British Raj. ( Those f*cking thieves)

  • Anokopwvas Asap
    Anokopwvas Asap 17 days ago

    Who sayed Rare metal ?

  • jimi bush
    jimi bush 19 days ago


  • Turgan ILTER
    Turgan ILTER 19 days ago +1

    at least quarter of them from Ottoman Turk Empire at ~1850...

  • Niles
    Niles 23 days ago

    if companies starts space mining then it would worth alot less

  • De paus van de Lilith Kerk

    I bet you that 95% of those bars are fake.

  • Niko Bellic
    Niko Bellic 26 days ago

    You ever heard of The Big Score?

  • Kay Bass
    Kay Bass 27 days ago +1

    "But those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge men into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led away from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains." 2Timothy 6: 9, 10

  • Joshua Tan
    Joshua Tan 28 days ago +3

    Maybe you're interested, Professor.
    Money Heist Season 5?

  • Judith Fortuna
    Judith Fortuna 28 days ago

    Hide a bar in your hair 🤪

  • Judith Fortuna
    Judith Fortuna 28 days ago

    Lol who still watching it in 2019🤔🤔😃😃🤩

  • Hearty Cann
    Hearty Cann Month ago

    Sale Chutiye Angrez... Ye Sara Sona Hindustan ka Hai....😭😭😭😤😤😤

  • Fly1ngGoose
    Fly1ngGoose Month ago

    Man doesn't need pockets to take one of those gold bars he would be able to fit an entire shelf into his hair

  • The Tinker
    The Tinker Month ago

    This means that 1/10 of total GDP of UK is in this very room

  • yarz2004
    yarz2004 Month ago +1


  • Emmanuel Mokoto
    Emmanuel Mokoto Month ago +1


    JAAPIOJO Month ago +2

    He got lost and is still in the safe. Some believe he did not want to get out.

  • Awakening Enthusiast

    What if the person wanted to withdraw the gold bar instead of the money?

  • Awakening Enthusiast

    Wow what I would do for just a piece of one of those bars right now

  • Syntheon
    Syntheon Month ago

    Its so interesting about the relation between monetary value and utility when it comes to elements(especially metals)
    Gold having so many uses(especially with technology etc being a high and even higher rising market) but worth more than something with such a higher ammount of use like Aluminum(or Aluminium for fellow science enthusiasts across the pond)
    It really does come down to rarity which makes sense but is also fascinating as no matter how useful gold is in its utlity it ends up as a physical placeholder for money regardless.
    Great video though either way.

  • CompetitiveMike
    CompetitiveMike Month ago

    I was told gordon brown sold it

  • PyramidHead138
    PyramidHead138 Month ago

    golddiggers would have to be hauled out of that place

  • Kill Me
    Kill Me Month ago

    Man my bike compressed into an ingot

  • Mike Rodriguez
    Mike Rodriguez Month ago

    I wonder how much the " pawn stars " would give him for that gold

  • Mike Rodriguez
    Mike Rodriguez Month ago

    I wonder if he can pronounce..... Peugeot ?. with that accent .

  • Mike Rodriguez
    Mike Rodriguez Month ago

    I have never seen a hairdo like that one .Lol !

  • Tanya Tho
    Tanya Tho Month ago

    The Mexican Gold

  • Rubeena Easy Cooking

    Very much informative and a nice video thank you so much.

    CRANKSHIT Month ago

    These are billions

    PIKU BISWAS Month ago

    No professor, you are worth much more than Gold!

  • Antonio Zavala
    Antonio Zavala Month ago +1

    Mr krabs would go crazy in there

  • StamX
    StamX Month ago +5

    "For those of you that use imperial units, thats two stone."
    Now I get it

  • Nihar Shekar
    Nihar Shekar Month ago

    I wonder how much of that was stolen from colonies...

  • Santa Claus
    Santa Claus Month ago

    I'm really bothered at how randomly those bars are stacked

  • sheraz mughal
    sheraz mughal Month ago

    Old is gold,

  • poe
    poe Month ago


  • BiBiHan Gacha Life
    BiBiHan Gacha Life Month ago +1

    🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 G-Gold

  • Tyler Halnon
    Tyler Halnon Month ago

    How much can those stands hold like. Omg that’s a lot of matter

  • Jay Dubau
    Jay Dubau Month ago

    I thought England sold off all their gold

  • Michael Hoyer
    Michael Hoyer Month ago

    If metals don't smell, then what is the smell of copper pennies?

  • tuggleup
    tuggleup Month ago

    My hair would look that way too, if I saw that much GOLD!!

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  • Lakshmi Karthik Bandi
    Lakshmi Karthik Bandi Month ago +6

    Great , I am finally able to see all my ancestor's Wealth at one SPOT !!


    You need a haircut

  • RailgunCat
    RailgunCat Month ago

    I love goooooOOoold!

  • Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

    This video is AUsome!

  • Declan Boll
    Declan Boll Month ago

    You are worth more than two and a half million pounds