View Full Version : A quick question about Cooksons Fine Silver

09-05-2010, 08:53 PM

Just a quick question regarding your fine silver wire and sheet. Is this Silver .999 (99.9%) ? Or even better .9999?

I know this probably sounds like a bit of a silly question but I just wish to make sure, I did try searching the knowledge base, but the only thing I could confirm that was 99.9% was the fine silver bullion.

Many thanks


10-05-2010, 12:03 AM
999 is code for fine silver, but if you dial it have your story ready. D.

11-05-2010, 02:26 PM
I would appreciate an official response from Cooksons, as its for a scientific experiment and I require pure 99.9% fine silver wire, its just to be on the safe side. :) Anything lower than 99.9% just won't be good enough for what I require. I've already got the wire from Cooksons as I use it for my jewellery crafting, but until they tell me the purity I can't use this in my experiment.

I understand that fine silver should be 999/99.9% etc but confirmation of this would be nice :)

Many thanks


11-05-2010, 02:33 PM
I'm intrigued... The usual standard for analytical grade is 99% purity; 99.9% is 1 part per thousand (so 1 gram per kg), while you're asking for 1 part per 10 thousand. Wouldn't you be better off with guaranteed CP if you need those levels?

11-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Hi Peter,

Sorry forgive me but what is CP?



11-05-2010, 03:01 PM
Chemically Pure - fully traceable and documented. Hopefully :)
It also gets used as an abbreviation for Commercially Pure, particularly with titanium.

11-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Ahh thanks :)

I will cheak that out, I was just hoping that I could use some of the silver I have bought from cooksons already (saves cash) :)

Thankyou for the help