How to Prospect for Silver Field Tests You Can Use to Detect the Hidden Metal
May 2006 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayDon’t bother eyeballing that rock for silver! Even if it’s high grade you’ll not see the familiar dime or quarter coin color. Native silver is almost as rare as brass ore. Well, if it’s so hard to find, is silver worth looking for? You bet! Just check the latest prices—and they may go higher.
Excerpts from CMJ, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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