We’re having another one of those days where gold/silver/platinum/palladium are shooting up. I think this is due to a technical breakout as it breaks through its old high price. Silver broke 20 strongly and the other ‘silvers,” platinum and palladium are strong also though off their 2008 highs.
Follow metal prices on Kitco’s site here: http://www.kitco.com/market/
The closest precious metals dealer to my hometown of Medford, MA is JJ Teaparty in Boston. There are also many mail order options for purchasing precious metals – do your own due diligence if you decide to go that route. Good luck!