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Russia: Watch silver CRYSTALS grow from copper waste at Russian mill01:57

Russia: Watch silver CRYSTALS grow from copper waste at Russian mill

Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk region
October 21, 2016 at 16:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Silver bars produced by the Uralelectromed Company were hailed as the benchmark for industrial producers by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) on Thursday. The Association chose the Russian company, based in the Sverdlovsk region, as the winner from a field of 70 refineries all over the world.

The silver at Uralelectromed is produced from copper anode slime, which is a by-product in copper production. The technological process of transforming the slime into silver is complicated and involves various stages of production that last for around two weeks. The technology allows the company to produce 99.9% pure silver bars, quality suitable for the production of jewellery and cutlery.

The Uralelectromed produces 250,000 tonnes of silver every year and became the first iron and steel plant in the world marked as 'Good Delivery' by the LBMA in 2004.

Credit: Uralelectromed press service

Russia: Watch silver CRYSTALS grow from copper waste at Russian mill01:57
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Silver bars produced by the Uralelectromed Company were hailed as the benchmark for industrial producers by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) on Thursday. The Association chose the Russian company, based in the Sverdlovsk region, as the winner from a field of 70 refineries all over the world.

The silver at Uralelectromed is produced from copper anode slime, which is a by-product in copper production. The technological process of transforming the slime into silver is complicated and involves various stages of production that last for around two weeks. The technology allows the company to produce 99.9% pure silver bars, quality suitable for the production of jewellery and cutlery.

The Uralelectromed produces 250,000 tonnes of silver every year and became the first iron and steel plant in the world marked as 'Good Delivery' by the LBMA in 2004.

Credit: Uralelectromed press service