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It isn't difficult to obtain pure silver wire . In addition, you need to have that coin assayed to be sure that it's at least 99.9% pure. It very likely is not. If that's the case, then you're gonna get other metals in that colloid solution besides silver. Nickel is a common 'hardener' used in the smelting industry and you don't want to be taking in nickel. I listed the names of 2 or 3 places where you can buy pure silver wire under the heading of parts and supplies in my posting of how to make your own Colloidal Silver in Troubled Times.

These metal dealers won't sell you just a foot or two, though. You have to buy a minimum quantity. We buy a couple of hundred feet at a time. Our standard electrode set is 6" silver wire (99.9% pure) bonded to a 3 foot rubberized cord with a pre-molded 3.5 mm gold plated mini-plug at the other end. We make them available for $15. plus $1 postage. This is the cheapest way to go if you just want a single set or two. If you want to buy your own wire and put together a bunch of electrodes, the lowest minimum order metal dealer that we found locally is David Fell, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA. The address and phone number is listed in my CS article posted in TT. If anyone wants to obtain a standard silver electrode set (or custom-made length) from us, just e-mail me directly.


Try a jewelers supply house or catalog for pure silver wire. I get the Rio Grande Gems and Findings catalog and they carry pure sterling silver wire, hollow and solid.


I get silver electrodes for colloidal silver making from:

Rio Grande tools & equipment
7500 Bluewater Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121-1962
telephone 1-800-545-6566 (USA)
1-800-253-9738 (Canada)
1-505-839-3011 (other countries)

Silver anodes
Order number 101-928 this is .999 fine silver with a weight of .45 Troy oz. for each 1"x 6" by 28 gauge thickness - cost is about 1.83 times current silver price. Each electrode cost $3.74 in Jun 97 the last time I bought some. It is what I currently use and like the best. One strip cut in half makes two electrodes. I insulate all but the last .75 inch with heat shrinkable tubing. Once this end is eaten away I cut back on the insulation. I estimate the full .45 oz of silver to make about 40-50 gallons of Colloidal Silver of the 100+ PPM type.
This picture is the result.

One can also get 18 gauge .999 fine silver at about $.86/foot (Jun 97) and 4 gauge sterling 92.5% silver (not recommended) at $7.74/foot (Jun 97) at roughly about the same factor above current silver price. All of it is sold by the ounce. I order as a hobbyist. Aside from this your local jewelry manufacturing supply company should have equivalent products. Pure silver strips are also available from:

Academy Metals and Supply
3201 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-8323.