Silver is a precious metal that is used in industry, investment, art and decor. It has unique electrical and thermal conductivity properties, is highly reflective of light, can endure extreme temperatures and is one-of-a... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

Some facts about the silver maples include that it is a native North American species, it has leaves with distinctive silvery undersides, and its wood is typically used for pulp or inexpensive furniture. Silver maples pr... More » Science Biology Botany

Colloidal silver is a mineral that is often touted for its medicinal uses despite a lack of evidence that it has any effect on these conditions, notes WebMD. Silver is not an essential supplement, and doctors have not id... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

The average price ratio of silver to gold during the 20th century was approximately 47 to 1, according to Gold Eagle, an online precious metal investment research platform. This average does not readily indicate the sign... More » Business & Finance Currency & Conversions

Silver is found in pure metal deposits such as horn silver or argentite and can also be obtained together with deposits of ores comprised of copper, lead or gold. Silver has been used by humans for around 5,000 years and... More »

Deep in the Earth's crust, silver is one of the important metals that can be found, along with gold, copper, lead and zinc. It is formed by forming compounds with sulfur. Due to hot temperature, salty water called brine ... More »

North America has plentiful oil and mineral deposits and fertile soils and fresh water that promote forest growth and the timber industry and highly successful agriculture. It is the third-largest continent and has the m... More »