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Gold Measurements: What Do the Terms “Karat” & “Troy” Ounce Actually Mean? (+62K Views)

You have no doubt read countless articles on the price of gold costing "x dollars per ounce", own a gold ring or some other piece of gold jewellery and/or wear or have bought/plan to buy a diamond ring but do you really understand exactly what you are buying? What's the difference between 1 troy ounce of gold and 1 (regular) ounce? What's the difference between 18 and 10 karat gold? What's the difference between a .75 and a 1.0 carat diamond? Let me explain. Words: 1102

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These Minerals Are Critical to U.S. Economic & National Security (+2K Views)

What do cobalt, uranium, helium, titanium, and fluorspar have in common? According to the U.S. government, these are all minerals that are deemed critical to both the economic and national security of the country. The list of 35 minerals (listed below) includes those that are important for defense, economic, and industrial purposes – and it keys in especially on minerals that are not produced in substantial quantities domestically.

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Silver: The ‘forgotten’ precious metal

Gold is the most famous and most widely held precious metal but there are 3 others, namely palladium, platinum, and silver. Silver in particular may be worth a closer look so today I sat down with the founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing storage and precious metals trading firms in the world to discuss what he considers to be the 'forgotten' precious metal. I think you’ll learn a lot from his insights.

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