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What element is known as fool's silver?

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January 04, 2009 8:18PM

mercury Sorry to say this is wrong; Mercury is not fool's silver, Platinum is what miners used to call fool's silver. Since Pt (Platinum ) and Ag (Silver) are very close in color and are both found in many of the same places. Pt is different and at the time it was named as such; had little use. Today platinum is more valuable, but still in limited production. Source: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE4D61730F93AA25756C0A961948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all