Long, long ago in the 80s I was a pirate. Silver was what my dad called treasure and I grew up buying it at $3-5 an ounce. The posts I read on this site make me laugh, most have no idea what they are talking about, what it costs to mine an ounce of silver or what its use is. Natural resources unlike manmade are finite, costs are rising. I have millions of reasons to be right.