Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for Silver

Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway


Silver
Silver is found in nature as both a mineral and an element. 
Silver has a long history as a precious metal.  It has been used extensively in ornaments, jewelry, silverware, and coinage.  It has been used as the back of mirrors because when highly polished it reflects 95% of the available light back at you.

It used to be used in photographic film development.  An important use today is as a disinfectant and antimicrobial.

It is harder than gold and more conductive than copper.

2 comments:

  1. Love learning new things. Great post. I'm A to Z-ing it. Have a fabtastic weekend. Nice meeting you. Drop on by and say hi.

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    1. Glad we could help teach you something. Thank you!

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