Dream on, Mr Potato Head. Gold has no intrinsic value. Oh but hey, it's shiny and it's heavy, and the pharoahs really liked it so it must be worth....what....$800....$8000....8 cents? No, it's only worth what the Momo's are willing to pay, and they're already heading for the exits. Why not buy water instead? Yeah, water, gee that makes a lot of sense. When you're stranded in the desert how much gold would you give for a gallon of water?