45 Facts You Didn't Know about Silver

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Published on February 26, 2014

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Garfield Refining has created a resource on 45 different facts about silver throughout history and its current uses. These slides are open to everyone, whether researching for historical gold facts or looking for some fun silver trivia.

45 FACTS ABOUT SILVER BROUGHT TO YOU BY GARFIELD REFINING WWW.GARFIELDREFINING.COM FACTS ADAPTED FROM LIVESCIENCE.COM, SILVERUSERSASSOCIATION.ORG, SILVER4SCHOOLS.COM, SILVERINSIGHTS.COM, SCIENCEKIDS.CO.NZ, BLOG.MYJEWELRYDEALS.COM, AND HILLSGROUPINC.COM

PURE SILVER HAS THE HIGHEST ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ALL METALS. source

SILVER CAN BE USED AS A GERMICIDE AGAINST LOWER ORGANISMS WITHOUT HARMING HIGHER ANIMALS. source

SILVER CAN BE DEPOSITED INTO VARIOUS BODILY TISSUE. source

COMMERCIAL FINE SILVER IS AT LEAST 99.9% PURE SILVER. source

SILVER OCCURS ORGANICALLY IN ORES SUCH AS ARGENTITE, LEAD, COPPER, GOLD, AND COPPER-NICKEL. source

STERLING SILVER IS THE MOST COMMONLY SEEN FORM OF SILVER TODAY. source

SILVER IS USED IN MIRROR PRODUCTION AND DEPOSITED ON GLASS OR METALS. source

SILVER IS ACTUALLY A POOR REFLECTOR OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT. source

OVER 30% OF INDUSTRIAL SILVER CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES IS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION. source

SILVER IS USED TO MAKE SOLDER AND BRAZING ALLOYS. source

SILVER IODIDE IS USED IN SEEDING CLOUDS TO PRODUCE RAIN. source

THE ACT OF PROCESSING SILVER SOMETIMES CREATES THE POWERFUL EXPLOSIVE, SILVER FULMINATE. source

HUMANS LEARNED TO SEPARATE SILVER FROM LEAD AS EARLY AS 3,000 B.C. source

SOLAR PANELS AND AUTOMOBILE REAR WINDOW DEFOGGERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SILVER’S CONDUCTIVE QUALITIES. source

ONE OUNCE OF SILVER CAN BE DRAWN INTO 8,000 FEET OF THIN WIRE. source

ONE GRAIN OF SILVER CAN CREATE A SHEET THAT IS 100X THINNER THAN PAPER. source

THE TOP PRODUCERS OF SILVER ARE THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO, CANADA, PERU, RUSSIA, AND AUSTRALIA. source

UNITED STATES COINAGE BEFORE 1965 CONTAINED 90% SILVER. source

HOSPITALS USE SILVER ON A DAILY BASIS FOR X-RAY FILM. source

SILVER IS USED FOR BATTERIES WHERE DEPENDABILITY IS MANDATORY SUCH AS PACEMAKERS, HEARING AIDS, AND SPACE TRAVEL. source

AS OF 2007, 455.5 MILLION OUNCES OF SILVER WERE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. source

SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE TO REMOVE BACTERIA WITHOUT BLEACH. source

LANCE ARMSTRONG USED SILVER COATED FABRIC TO CONTROL INFLAMMATION AND PROMOTE HEALING DURING COMPETITIONS. source

MANY OF THE WORLD’S AIRLINES USE SILVER WATER FILTERS TO PROTECT PASSENGERS FROM DISEASE TRANSMISSION DURING FLIGHTS. source

NASA CHOSE SILVER AS THE PURIFYING AGENT IN THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM. source

SILVERED WINDOWS ON CARS REFLECT 70% OF SOLAR ENERGY. source

SILVER IS USED EXTENSIVELY FOR COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, TVS, AND MOBILE PHONES. source

SILVER DOES NOT CORRODE. source

THE ACT OF TURNING ON A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE ACTIVATES A SWITCH WITH SILVER CONTACTS, WHICH COMPLETES THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT. source

1 OUT OF EVERY 7 PAIRS OF PRESCRIPTION GLASSES IN THE UNITED STATES INCORPORATES SILVER. source

THE ONLY WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THAT RHYMES WITH “SILVER” IS “CHILVER”, WHICH MEANS “EWE LAMB”. source

SILVER IS USED TO REPRESENT THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. source

BEFORE 1797, BRITISH PENNIES WERE MADE OUT OF SILVER. source

ARGENTINA WAS NAMED FROM “ARGENTUM”, THE SILVER’S LATIN NAME. source

SILVER IS THE METAL OF THE MOON. source

SILVER, IN ITS PURE FORM, IS SO SOFT THAT IT MUST BE MIXED WITH OTHER METALS TO MAKE INTO JEWELRY. source

IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND MEDIEVAL EUROPE, SILVER WAS CONSIDERED MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD. source

SILVER COMPOUNDS WERE USED IN WORLD WAR I TO PREVENT INFECTION. source

FOR EVERY OUNCE OF GOLD ON EARTH, THERE ARE 17 OUNCES OF SILVER. source

COIN SILVER MELTS AT A SLIGHTLY LOWER TEMPERATURE THAN STERLING SILVER DUE TO ITS COPPER ALLOY. source

“ALPACA SILVER” ACTUALLY HAS NO SILVER CONTENT. IT IS AN ALLOY OF METALS SIMILAR TO STAINLESS STEEL. source

SILVER ALLOYS ARE USED IN DENTAL FILLINGS. source

KING HENRY II OF ENGLAND STARTED SILVER CURRENCY AROUND 1158. source

ANCIENT PHOENICIANS USED SILVER BOTTLES TO STORE WATER, WINE, AND VINEGAR. source

IN 1900, THERE WERE 12 BILLION OUNCES OF SILVER IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE ONLY 300 MILLION OUNCES OF ABOVE-GROUND, REFINED SILVER LEFT TODAY. source

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