Hope at least a few of you are old enough to get that lone ranger reference. $19.37 for silver as of this writing, and $1225 for gold (2 more dollars till we break a record). All things being equal as far as demand is concerned, Silver should be $70 per ounce right now. According to the American Geological Institute Data Sheets for Geology in the Field, Laboratory, & Office, Data Sheet 57.1, "Abundance of Elements," on average silver occurs at 0.07 parts per million, and gold at 0.004 parts per million in the earth's crust. That means a natural silver to gold ratio of 17.5 to 1. Personally I think silver should go even higher than $70 when you factor in that the US supply of silver was down to 300 million oz as of about a year ago. Right now you have HSBC and some other banks shorting the hell out of silver trying to keep it down. Miners of silver are not keeping up with demand which is why we have a shrinking supply. (I believe we had 2.2 billion oz of supply about 20 years ago if i remember right.) Delivery will be forced one day and HSBC and the other banks shorting silver will have no choice but to buy at higher prices thereby pushing silver up even higher. I would not be surprised to see a 10-1 ratio of silver to gold one day in the next 1-5 years.