What is 900 pounds of gold worth?

Get the current USD/Ounce of gold:

on 05/29/2010 it is about $1200 an ounce. (this number changes by quite a bit over the years)

Find out how many ounces are in a pound: 1 pound = 16 ounces.

So (900 pounds) * (16 ounces) * (1200 USD) = 17,280,000, about 17 million US dollars.

As inflation rises as the Federal reserve floods the united states with more paper money, this figure may double or triple in the next 20 years.