Mankind discovered the metal silver only slightly later than they did gold, about 5,000 years ago versus gold’s 5,500 years ago. Like gold, silver is a transition metal. Its atomic number is 47. Silver has an atomic weight of 107.8682. A solid at room temperature, silver melts at 1763.20º Fahrenheit (961.78º Celsius) and boils at 3924º F (2162º C). It has 47 protons/electrons and 61 neutrons.
The word silver comes from the Anglo-Saxon word seolfor. AG is the chemical symbol for the metal and it is derived from the word argentums, Latin for silver. Silver is mentioned in the Bible in Genesis.
Silver is found in nature, as well as in ores such as copper, gold, and lead. Evidence from slag dumps in Asia Minor indicated that silver was being separated from lead around 3,000 B.C. In the western hemisphere, Bolivia, Canada, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and the United States are the primary silver producers. Approximately 9,950 tons of silver are produced worldwide each year. Of all the known metals, pure silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity; it is also the best reflector of light.
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Gold was first discovered thousands of years ago in its natural state, in streams, which lead to mining all over the world. Its brilliance, natural beauty, great malleability and resistance to tarnish made it enjoyable to work with. Gold gave rise to the concept of money itself. Today gold is used for jewelry fabrication, industrial application, and medical uses, by governments and central banks and by private investors.
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