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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Argentum has core competencies in intellectual property and pharmaceutical operations.
To date, Argentum Silver has drill tested the El Tajo high-grade silver vein system over a 600 metre strike length.
4/23 y ss: "Hoc argentum habet venarum suarum principia, ex quibus tamquam minerale corpus educitur, a quibus incipiemus".
Argentum reportedly intends to restructure the company, which makes convertibles and station wagons for global car dealers such as General Motors, Renault and Peugeot, into three separate businesses.
Its imprints include Aurum (lifestyle/general interest), Argentum (photography) and Jacqui Small (gardening & interior design).
Argentum, Seattle, Wash., has released version 2.1 of Argentum Backup, the fastest, easiest and smallest ergonomic backup software product available for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.
A Buena Vista release of a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Jerry Leider and Robert Shapiro production in association with Argentum Film Produktion GMBH and Co.
Quick-silver, its other name, and the German 'Quecksilber' correspond to a translation of the Latin word argentum vivum (living silver) because to the Ancients this curious metal seemed to have a life of its own.
In connection with the opening of the office, the Norwegian investment fund Argentum Fondsinvesteringer, owned by the Norwegian government, would invest EUR50m in CapMan's newest fund, according to the company.
Spanish settlers, who arrived in the 1500s in search of silver and gold, named Argentina after the Latin word for silver, argentum. But the only riches they found were fertile grassy plains-- which eventually proved more valuable.
In fact, Argentina's name is derived from the Latin word for silver, argentum.
A: The name Argentina comes from the Latin, argentum, meaning silver.