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Silver at Calico, California

Silver was discovered in the mountains as early as 1875, but the first “official” discovery was in 1881.

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In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important  industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.

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