The Top 10 Most Precious Metals on Earth

#9 Silver (Ag)

Silver
Silver – (c) theodoregray.com

Silver is another extremely popular precious metal on this list, besides gold. Being very commonly used in jewelry, it also finds itself being used for a number of other things, such as coinage, dentistry, photography, batteries, and so on.

The reason it’s used for so many things is because of its unique qualities, such as being a great electrical and thermal conductor, offering the lowest contact resistance, and so on.

#10 Indium (In)

Indium
Indium – (c) images-of-elements.com

Extremely similar looking to silver, indium is produced from various types of ores, including zinc, copper, and iron ores, besides some others. Currently, it’s used in producing mirrors that fight corrosion well, semiconductors as well as flat-panel devices.

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