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2013-09-10 23:18:35

Innovative bars combine low premiums with industry-leading aesthetics. Lutz, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Gainesville Coins, the first U.S. distributor of the popular 10 oz Trident Silver bars, is now offering the recently released 1 oz and 5 oz additions to the line. Made from 99.9% pure silver, Trident Silver bars feature an image of the Roman god Neptune emerging from stormy seas and wielding his mighty trident, all on a mirror-like background. The back of the bar features a stylized...

2013-09-07 23:01:58

The largest online retailer of Gold and Silver for Bitcoin is continuing to revolutionize the bullion trade for the 21st century. Agora Commodities was one of the first major bullion dealers to begin excepting Bitcoin for bullion and now, it is the first to buy bullion with bitcoin. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Bitcoin is gradually becoming a very known and talked about phenomenon. With this new digital currency becoming more popular than ever, there is an onslaught of new...

2013-08-21 14:30:38

Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Working with Canadian company Mevex, CSIRO has conducted a pilot study that shows that gamma-activation analysis (GAA) offers a much faster, more accurate way to detect gold than traditional chemical analysis methods. This will mean mining companies can...

2013-07-22 10:59:00

Green cars Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars have come one step closer. Researchers at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, have shown how to build fuel cells that produce as much electricity as current models, but require markedly less of the rare and valuable precious metal platinum. Their discovery was published in the highly reputable periodical Nature Materials. Cheaper hydrogen cars with new fuel cell design Fuel cells ought to replace internal...


Latest Precious metals Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 18:52:44

Platinum is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pt and atomic number 78. A heavy, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal, platinum is resistant to corrosion and occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits. Platinum is used in jewelry, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, dentistry, and anti-pollution devices in automobiles. Notable characteristics The metal is a beautiful silvery-white when pure, and malleable...

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2005-05-25 17:25:52

Silver is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation from the Latin Argentum) and atomic number 47. A soft white lustrous transition metal, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography. Notable characteristics Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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