Wanted: Silver

By Jamal Taylor

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Silver is a chemical element. Like all elements silver has a chemical symbol (Ag) and an atomic number (47). It is very hard to melt silver, for silver to melt its heating point must be at 1,763 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also very hard to boil silver, for silver to boil its boiling point must be at 3,924 degrees Fahrenheit.

Discovery of Silver

Silver has been in use since prehistoric times. We do not know who its discoverer was, although the discovery would almost certainly have been of native silver.

Nuggets of native silver metal can be found in minerals and sometimes in rivers; but they are rare. Despite native silver’s rarity, very large pieces of it have been found, such as “pieces of native silver as big as stove lids and cannon balls” found in the early 1900s in Northern Ontario, Canada. Silver has a special place in the history of the elements because it is one of the first five metals discovered and used by humans. The others were gold, copper, lead, and iron.

1.The next question is a common a frustrating dilemma that I think, in part, comes from the stark and lonely reality that comes from exiting (symbolically or literally) the mainstream system.

"I just can’t envision HOW some of that silver will be effectively used in the future."

2. Another statement that often comes from the resistance to imagining that ‘it could happen here’:

"Since the modern era has never been in a severe currency crisis (that some are predicting), there’s little experience in such an environment.

How Silver is made

The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free form (native silver), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining.