Been reading about the industrial uses for silver. Real stuff, not that the JPM conspiracy etc is not real.....:) Anyway, if you believe solar energy is coming to a theatre near you, than silver is needed & this also explains the Chinese buying. They are the leaders in Solar Energy. They need the silver for that as well. More and more reasons they will be acquiring silver in copious amounts or the miners that supply it.
If you visit a hunters supply house like Cabelas or sportsmans wharehouse you will find there is clothing made with silver thread in it to kill bacteria so you leave no scent. Very important if you are a bow hunter and need to get within 30 feet of a deer or elk or whatever you hunt. My family also use silverbiotics from the health food store to prevent the flue or sinus infections.