Natural resources - Arctic
POLAR REGIONS ANTARCTICA. Antarctica, the coldest and second-smallest continent (after Australia), is centered on the South Pole and is situated almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle at 66 1/2 ° S. Some 97% of the total area of about 13,924,000 sq km (5,376,000 sq mi) is covered by ice, and the continent contains about 90% of the world's ice and 70% of the fresh water.On April 15, gold closed at 1,352.60. On both April 12 and April 15, gold prices fell 13%. Analysts have credited the partial bounce back to bullion and jewelry purchases in India and China. Similar to many religious cultures in the northern hemisphere, May is also the peak for Hindu weddings, where gold is often purchased for brides.