Canada: THE DOMINION: Silver Is Back

In the East Kootenays, Slocan and other silver-bearing areas of British Columbia, some 500 old sourdoughs and hopeful young war veterans chipped away last week in search of new lodes. Virgin claims were staked out, old claims rechecked. In Silverton, Sandon and many another mine town, shutters came down and hopes went up.

Silver, stagnant at 40¢ an oz. in wartime, had leaped to 71.11¢ last January when the Canadian ceiling was lifted, and again had bounded to 90.5¢ on the new U.S. price boost (TIME, July 29). For established silver producers...

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