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Where Does Silver Come From?

The figure below shows to top ten silver producing countries (2004 data).  These ten nations accounted for 88 percent of the world's total silver production. 

Three nations south of the U.S. border collectively produced 39 percent of the world's silver, and at a rate that dwarfed U.S. output (just 6 percent of the world's supply).  If you throw in Canada, it is clear that nearly one-half of the world's silver supply comes from the Americas.

Europe is represented by Poland, Asia by Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.  Australia, at 11 percent, is also a major source.

 

 

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"Silver 101"
"Sources of Silver"

"Sterling Silver Defined'"
"Silver Standards"

"Silver Marks and Hallmarks"

"Silver Testing Kits"

"The Silversmith"
"Silver Coins"


Plating & Treatments

"Silver Plated Jewelry"
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"Rhodium Plated Sterling"
"Antiqued Silver"

Fake Silver Jewelry

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"Tibetan Silver"
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"Silver/Nickel Sensitivities"
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"Silver PMC®"


"The Origins of Tarnish"

"Tarnish Removal"

"Firescale (Firestain)"

"Proper Silver Storage"

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