The Silver Mining and Extraction Process
80% of the world’s silver is mined for industrial purposes. Silver is the most conductive and reflective metal on planet earth, used – for example – in electronic components and in construction as an insulation coating on glass.
“How It’s Made” features a segment on silver mining. The mining company shown is First Majestic Corp. of Canada – (their active mines are in Mexico, however). First Majestic’s refined bullion bars are shown at the beginning, but the segment focuses on the mining and silver extraction process.