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    Solution to high price of silver?

    There should be enough silver in this haul to solve the high price of silver for photographers for a while (if only)! Shipwreck carrying $200M in silver located
    Bob Walberg

    The fix is in!

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    Heh, heh... I thought the same thing when I first saw that.

    There's something subtly wrong somewhere, I think, when the first thing that comes to my mind is,

    "I wonder how many rolls of film that would make...?"



    Ken

    P.S. Now just watch. Someone here is going to know the answer to that question. And the odds are pretty good they'll be correct, or close to it...
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Sounds like a lot, but as annual production is over 700 million troy oz per year, or $22 billion US, its approx 1% of annual production.

    Dbl edit: It would make a lot of film. If it is very high quality silver.

    Challenge accepted.

    7 million troy oz of silver, 31sq meters of film per oz at 3 gm per sq meter, 19 rolls of film per sq meter, that is ummm...... . . . . . . .

    4,204,000,000 rolls of 80 sq in film per roll. Sound sortof close.
    Last edited by Bob-D659; 09-29-2011 at 01:55 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    4.2 billion plus rolls is exciting to think of.

    There has also been a fall in silver prices recently.
    Here in India silver's lost more than Rs. 10,000 (about $205) per kilo in the last 7 days alone.

    Have the clouds started looking different at the edges?

    Cheers,
    Som

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    Quote Originally Posted by KanFotog View Post
    4.2 billion plus rolls is exciting to think of.

    There has also been a fall in silver prices recently.
    Here in India silver's lost more than Rs. 10,000 (about $205) per kilo in the last 7 days alone.

    Have the clouds started looking different at the edges?

    Cheers,
    Som
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    The solution is to get governments to act responsibly. Inflation speculated inflation, which is what the price reflects, is caused by government and only by government. They control the printing of money and borrowing. You and I and union bargaining have absolutely nothing to with inflation. Government in the US has a stated goal of 3% per year to guard against deflation. Ie they want to pay off debt with cheaper dollars just as you can with a home mortgage.

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    Actually, there are several factors that can contribute to inflation. Blaming it all on the government is not accurate.
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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