Mines

Mines

Apr 20

The silver mines of Taxco were opened for exploitation by the Conqueror of Aztec Mexico, Hernan Cortez in 1521.  They have been in continuous production all these centuries, until the miner’s strike in recent years.  There are innumerable mineral deposits in this region. A precious metal mine is not a very valuable possession.  Poor people have rich deposits in the rural areas. Those folks love...

Minerals

Minerals

Apr 20

There are several ways in which silver mineral presents itself.  The elemental silver is mixed with other metals.  Each kind of mineral requires a unique refining solution.  Some of the relevant techniques for refining silver go back to the 16th Century mining haciendas and some of the relevant silver refining techniques are modern.

Ingots

Ingots

Apr 20

An ingot is a silver bar as it has been poured molten in the refining process. Silver ingots are useful as a store of value for silver as a commodity; for instance, an investor might buy ingots with the intent to sell them in the future.  The term “ingot” typically refers to metal bars, still sometimes it may signify rounds or coinage; more often, rounds and coinage are referred to as coins or...

Coins

Coins

Apr 20

A coin is a familiar form of silver that is useful for commemoration and exchange of value. Silver coins are possibly the oldest mass-produced form of coinage. Silver has been used as a coinage metal since the times of the Greeks; their silver drachmas were popular trade coins. The ancient Persians used silver coins between 612-330 BC. Before 1797, British pennies were made of silver.  As with...

Granalla

Granalla

Apr 20

.9999 silver that is the product of a particular refining process. .925 Taxco Silver Jewelry Classic traditional Taxco sterling silver jewelry incorporating the tradition of William Spratling

Taxco Silver Jewelry

Taxco Silver Jewelry

Apr 20

Taxco .925 Silver Jewelry

Lost Wax Silver Casting

Lost Wax Silver Casting

Apr 20

Efficient modern technology operation for industrial scale casting of silver jewelry parts

Fair Trade Silver

Fair Trade Silver

Apr 20

Ethical Fair Trade Mining of Metals for Jewelry   http://ethical-fair-trade.org/fair-trade-silver/...