Silver is more rare than Gold!
Silver, above ground, is more rare than gold! There is seven times as much gold above ground as compared to silver! silver is more rare than gold! Few realize or know this , in fact In refined form above ground, such as in bars & coins , so how much Silver and how much Gold is there ? : It is said that 95% of all gold mined in the history of the Humanity continues to be held by people either as investment or jewelery. How much is this? According to the World Gold Counsel, the world has mined 145,000 metric tonnes by the end of 2001. If we add the 2500 tonnes per year through the end of 2010, it’s 167,500 metric tonnes, or an average of 5.90 billion ounces. If 95% if that gold is still with us, that’s 5.60 billion ounces of gold in the world. (That includes gold jewelry.) Another way to say it is that mankind holds about 50 years’ worth of mine supply of gold.Now, how much silver is there? According to the two industry silver surveys by the silverinstitute and the cpmgroup, the mankind has about 250 million ounces to up to 650 million ounces of silver. (Those numbers do not include silver jewelry.) If we use the larger number, there is about seven times as much gold in the world as silver! (Another way to say it is that mankind holds less than one year’s mine supply of silver.)
But how about the Silver Jewelery ? there is a good reason not to include silver jewelry. we already know that silver is not as valuable as gold. When silver is made into jewelry, there is valuable skilled labor involved, which adds to the price and value of the object. A very cheap silver ring will cost about $10, and will contain about 1/5 of an ounce of silver, or less. This means the cost of that metal, in that form, is about $50/oz.! This means that silver, in the form of jewelry, cannot be sold for a profit for the sake of the value of the scrap metal alone, until silver rises about tenfold in price, up to, and exceeding, $50/oz.What is really strange is that the world has seven times as much refined gold as silver, yet silver is still very cheap compared to gold .the world mines about 2,600 metric tonnes of gold per year (according to gold.org), (83.6 million ounces) and mines about 586 million ounces of silver ( according to silverinstitute.org)Thus, the world mines about seven times more silver each year than gold. An impartial observer might view those numbers, and conclude that a minimum price for silver should be 1/7th of the gold price, not 1/60th of the gold price. Then, taking into account current refined supplies, that there is seven times as much gold in the world as silver, silver should be worth much more than that.Today, since silver is so much cheaper than gold, it is much less economical to mine and sell silver.But how much gold and silver is there in the ground? In the ground, gold is more rare than silver. The historic ratio is about 15:1, meaning 15 ounces of silver were worth about one ounce of gold, and this ratio was very close to the ratio at which the two were mined. About ten to fifteen times as much silver was mined as gold. Today, less silver is mined.My Conclusion is that the monetary demand for silver cannot go down from this point, it can only go up.