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Mineral resource of the month: silver

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Silver has been used for thousands of years as ornaments and utensils, for trade and as the basis of many monetary systems. The metal has played an important part in world history. Silver from the mines at Laurion, Greece, for example, financed the Greek victory over the Persians in 480 B.C. Silver from Potosi, Bolivia, helped Spain become a world power in the 16th and 17th centuries. And silver from the gold-silver ores at the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nev., helped keep the Union solvent during the Civil War.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: silver
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2007
Issue:
August
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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