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What is Silver?

What is Silver?

Silver is a precious metal. It is found as nuggets or grains. Most silver is a by-product of lead mining. Newly mined, it is metallic and has a bright, silver white colour, but the surface is soon tarnished by exposure to oxygen.

The metal is mainly found in South America, (especially Mexico) the USA, Australia and the former USSR.

Sterling silver is at least 92.5% silver.