Silver, above ground, is more rare than gold! There is seven times as much gold above ground as compared to silver!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Silver and Gold some technical facts

Various mostly technical facts and data about gold and silver. So many videos on precious metals are mostly emotion, as an engineer with 35 years experience in primarily electronics but much research in metals I felt I could contribute important information the investing world needs to know but does not! When ten friends selected at random all told me they assumed there was about 50 times MORE silver in the world than gold based on the price differential! When the answer is there is 5 to 10 times MORE gold than silver! Very few apparentlyknow this! This and much more needs to be known by all investors!

CORRECTION: There is about 5 to 10 times more gold for investors to buy than silver. This includes bullion coins and bars. There is more above ground silver. The majority of it is not in bullion form (i.e. sterling candlestick holders etc. )  I know many reclaim silver used in jewelry but silver used in industry is another matter. I'd be interested to look at companies who do industry silver if any have Web sites.Photography used to be a major source of silver but with digital photography that market is almost gone.I've seen estimates of reclaiming silver from trash dumps using today's technology and they've been $10K to $20K an ounce. Pretty much a hand operation. For now I'll go with the many who say we're running out. There is a silver reclamation industry, they are refineries and even private individuals, I have a friend who refines himself in mass, when he has enough he has it further refined. People who develop film will save the silver halide crystals and have them refined. The problem is it is not yet cost effective to go through all the trouble of land fill diving.SILVER FOUND ALONG SIDE MANY METALS, FEW SILVER MINES ARE STARTED AS SILVER MINES. COPPER MOST COMMON. SILVER AND OTHER VALUABLE METALS FOUND IS JUST EXTRA PROFIT! REALLY "GOOSES" STOCK PRICE OF, SAY, LEAD MINE WHEN COMPANY ISSUES PRESS RELEASE SAYING "SILVER HAS BEEN FOUND". MAY ONLY BE 1000 OUNCES BEFORE VEIN RUNS OUT BUT SUCH VAGUE PRs HAVE CAUSED STOCKS OF BORING ZINC ETC MINES TO ROCKET UP 1000% IN MINUTES, ONLY TO CRASH WHEN VEIN RUNS OUT. OWNERS SELL STOCK QUICK!
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GOLD is the money of the KINGS, SILVER is the money of the GENTLEMEN, BARTER is the money of the PEASANTS, but DEBT is the money of the SLAVES!!!