Precious Metals Blog

The MGS Precious Metals Blog

Manhattan Gold & Silver is an industry leader in precious metal pricing and refining with more than 30 years of experience. During our time in the business, we’ve found the topic of precious metals to be a vast and interesting one. Here on our precious metals blog, we write in-depth posts about the science of precious metal refining, historical and modern uses for precious metals, market news, and much more.

Standard Gold Bars

Standard Gold Bar Sizes & Weight: A Comprehensive Guide

When we think about gold bars or bricks, the image below is probably the type we all picture in our minds. There is only one standard gold bar size and weight according to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). But did you know that this standard has some variations? The LBMA sets standards for the […]

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7 Best Places to Find Platinum Scrap

7 Best Places to Find Platinum Scrap

Platinum is an extraordinary metal that has been a frequent topic on this blog. Its unique characteristics make it a critical resource within various industries, including the medical industry, where it’s used in medical devices like pacemakers and catheters. Platinum is also used in many technology applications, such as in hard disk drives, making it […]

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Stack of gold bullion

Bullion Explained: Important Facts About Bullion

Bullion refers to the bulk form of precious metals, typically gold or silver. These metals can be cast into ingots or minted into coins, with the latter often done by governments. Beyond being a financial investment, bullion represents a tangible link to history, showcasing craftsmanship and offering a unique means of preserving wealth. Its value […]

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Large open pit mine containing vast amounts of precious metals

Largest Known Deposits of Precious Metals

Precious metals have long helped to shape the global economy in a variety of ways. Some deposits have had a far more significant impact than others. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the most notable precious metal deposits in the world that contain gold, silver, platinum, rhodium and palladium and where these metals […]

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Deep sea precious metal mining operations being conducted

Deep Sea Mining for Precious Metals: The Next Frontier?

Deep sea precious metal mining refers to the process of extracting valuable metals such as gold, silver, copper, zinc, and others from the ocean floor. This type of mining involves drilling into the seabed using specialized equipment to extract the metals, which are often found in polymetallic nodules or sulfide deposits. What are Polymetallic Nodules? […]

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How Silver is Being Used in Solar Applications

Learn about how silver is used in solar technology, from conductive grid lines to reflective coatings. Discover its crucial role in generating sustainable energy.

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