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By Matthew Lasley
For Metal Tech News 

Illustrious past, bright future for silver

A miraculous metal with a growing range of industrial uses Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – January 15, 2020

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:09pm

Silver used for black and white photography

Jacqueline Macou; Pixabay

Silver salts suspended in gelatin creates an appealing clarity and sharpness to black-and-white photos.

When you think of silver, you probably think of coins, jewelry and grandma's special silverware. For over five thousand years, that has been the primary use of silver.

Silver was one of the first metals ever mined by man, though it is rarely found in native form, it is often a byproduct of copper smelting. Being shiny, soft and malleable, it was ideal for hammering out into thin strips that cou...



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