Aurum, Gold, Oro however you say it Gold is King of Metals! With a mass of 19.3 grams (+2/3 oz) per cubic centimeter (think pinky thimble) and costing almost $1000 at today’s prices. Tonight, April 19 2011 Gold hit a record 1,500 ounce troy. Fifteen hundred a ounce is a bell weather threshold that will signal the re-opening of many gold mines that were considered unprofitable. Strong gold valuation is one component, however new technologies such as satellite imaging and better extraction methods re-opens many opportunities for production.