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For centuries gold and silver have been used as money or currency for everything from goods and services to land. You eat with it, itís in medical equipment, and itís used in multiple electronic devices due to it being the most conducive of all of the precious metals. The phrase back in the day ďHe was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.Ē comes from the antibacterial properties that silver possesses. Babies that were fed with silver spoons were healthier than babies that used spoons made of other metals.
Metals come from the ground and if you want them, you have to mine for them. The two most common types of mining are Underground Mining and Open Pit Mining. The human energy expanded along with all the machinery it takes to move it, pulverize it, and refine it have the store of their energy in the value of the precious metal they pull out of the ground. The ratio that silver comes out of the ground compared to gold is 8:1. For every 1 ounce of gold that is mined you get about 8 ounces of silver. And today we are dealing with a 70-1 ratio. Again it takes a lot of energy and man power to extract it from inside the ground.

Underground Mining has always required men going deep under ground and trying to find the oar veins so they can extract the multiple metals that make up the life blood of the mine. For every tonn of oar they mine, they are able to refine about 18 lbs of lead, 2.1 lbs of zinc, and 15oz of silver.
Itís estimated that throughout human history approximately 1.5 million tonnes of silver have been mined. The best way to describe the conditions of an underground mine are Dark,Warm,Loud,and Wet.

Open Pit Mining is a very visible way to see the true spectacle of man and machine harmonically working together to move huge amounts of earth and metals. Some mines are going 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Like underground mining,explosives are needed to loosen the dirt and rock. The only thing is that the explosions are multiple times stronger than their counterparts. Itís done with a terrace level of going into the ground. Giant 14í blade bulldozers push large amounts of materials into 100 tonnage capacity dump trucks. They then start their multiple refining processes to get the silver down to a 300lbs 98% silver dorŤ bar worth about 40,000 that is sold and shipped off the a refinery.
The only thing we have to fear is...... running out of silver! The world waits for no man but sometimes a blond in a red dress can stop traffic by crossing the street
Stackin Ag47

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