Acreage does not produce anything but weeds. You have to clear, till, fertilize, sow, water, spray pesticide, weed, reap, haul, refine the crop and after all of that, be at the mercy of a manipulated market price.
You have to explore, confirm, illegally invade, instal puppets, pay the puppets, influence government debt for infrastructure, start wars, assassinate, drill, build pipelines, barrel, ship, seek tax havens and corporate welfare, hire lobbyists, get in bed with central bankers and manipulate your market.
Buy and hold gold whilst laying on a hammock, sipping lemonade some place where it's warm.
I'm wondering where they're hiding the millions of acres of dirt and billions of barrels of oil in this vault?