The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has listed mine workers as essential critical infrastructure workers and deemed miners vital to the national effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unique properties such as conductivity and malleability have positioned silver as the ideal material for a number of industrial uses.
Gold nanoparticles are small gold particles with a diameter of 1 to 100 nm which, once dispersed in water, are known as colloidal gold.
Gold-based pharmaceuticals and medical technologies are used in diagnostics and treatment of conditions and illnesses across the spectrum.
Revered for its luster and beauty, gold’s place atop the mineral value chain is not arbitrary.
Around the house and in our places of work, pipes, joints, faucets, and electrical wires are joined together using heat – a process called soldering.
Gold is known for its use as currency, jewelry, and as the standard for many monetary systems.
Computers dictate many of the essential functions of today’s cars and trucks, including monitoring emissions, managing engine temperature, and triggering anti-lock brake and air bag technology.
Long before scientists understood the antibacterial properties of silver, ancient populations stored liquids in silver containers to prevent them from spoiling.
Silver has been a precious metal since ancient times, but today its value goes far beyond currency and ornamental uses.
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