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.

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What is Alpaca Silver?

Looks like silver, feels like silver, but it isn’t silver. We’ll explain what alpaca silver is, its history and uses.

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The Most Toxic Metals

Some metals can be harmful to your health. Here are the most toxic metals you should avoid exposing yourself to.

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How Entomologists Use Gold to Document New Species

If you like to stay up-to-date on the latest gold buying trends, then you’re probably familiar with the term “gold bug.” But, did you know that literal gold bugs are essential for helping

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Green Technology Driving Silver Demand (And Prices)

Since platinum group metals (PGMs) are a necessary component of catalytic converters, and pretty much every vehicle with a combustion engine needs a catalytic convertor, the correlation between PGM

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Lab-Grown Diamonds are about to get Even Cheaper

Ever since laboratories managed to grow gem-quality specimens consistently and at scale, “synthetic” diamonds have steadily gained popularity with today’s jewelry buyers. In addition to being

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Scientists Create New ‘Gold-Like’ Catalyst from Copper

A team of researchers with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Liaoning have discovered a way to transform copper into a new material with catalytic properties similar to gold.

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