SILVER is a precious metal used in PHOTOGRAPHIC processes and in a variety of industrial and decorative products. It has been mined in BC since the 1890s, sometimes from galena ores but mainly as a by-product of treating lead–ZINCCOPPER and GOLD ores. In 2010 revenue from BC silver production totalled $416 million, making it the third most valuable metallic mineral after copper and zinc.

Silver was first produced in BC at the Eureka Mine on the FRASER R near HOPE in 1871, but large-scale...

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