Friday, October 26, 2012

Silver APEX Mineral

Silver (Ag #47) (Latin: Argentum) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection.   

Wikipedia Silver
Silver Minerals - There are many Silver minerals.  
Pure Silver is our APEX Mineral. There are many beautiful examples like above.   Soon after exposure to air they will become heavily oxidized.
Silver has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. 
Silver, in the form of electrum (a gold–silver alloy), was coined to produce money around 700 BC by the Lydians.
Silver is a precious metal used for valuable objects.  Silver also has a large variety of industrial uses.  
Silver plays no natural biological role.