INFOGRAPHIC: Who Controls the World's Supply of Silver

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Who doesnt love silver?The chemical element (Ag), which is a soft, white, lustrous transition metal, possesses the highest electrical conductivity of an...

Who doesn’t love silver?

The chemical element (Ag), which is a soft, white, lustrous transition metal, possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity and reflectivity of any metal. Plus, it makes for great jewelry.  Despite the many uses for silver, the metal is extremely difficult to find.

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According to VisualCapitalist, silver is typically mined as a byproduct in polymetallic deposits with a variety of metals. These deposits can form in many different ways and silver occurs in many different types of deposits.

The following infographic exhibits where most of the world’s silver comes from. 

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