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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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Our data imply that several thousand tons of silver were produced in pre-Incan times," Abbott says.
Steve's in the next wave to come through and we keep passing it from generation to generation," notes Silver, unconsciously dropping another watery reference.
Silver made it through that night and the subsequent three-week hospital stay as well as a recent 10-day hospitalization that saw him confronting the same malady.
These experiments show that instead of forming a blanket atop a silver bed, gold atoms initially prefer snuggling down under the topmost sheet of silver atoms to form an "underlayer.
You have to live and die with your choice,'' said Stevens, clearly upset by the withdrawal of Silver Charm, the 1997 Kentucky Derby winner and 3-year-old champion, and a 4-5 favorite on the original Big 'Cap morning line.
During this step, the graphite and the STM tip are immersed in a dilute solution containing silver ions.
Silver surpassed $7 an ounce for the first time since January 1988 after legendary investor Warren Buffett's company disclosed late Tuesday it had acquired 130 million ounces of silver, now worth $910 million.