And out of the 6.490 billion ounzes that were produced in ten years, 4.221 billion ounzes went for industrial use. How much of that is recoverable when its used in trace amounts? That leaves 2.269 billion ounzes, or 84 billion dollars worth of silver in todays prices. Thats in jewelry, silverware,coins,and metals, forms that are generally off the market. Thats why there is very little tradeable silver.