OK that is a bit melodramatic.
I was in my studio experimenting. I really want to be able to make an ingot mold out of charcoal. I was also testing to see just how much silver my small butane torch can melt. (I have a bigger torch but I never use it as it does melt even when you don't want it to.) So I had melted quite a bit of my scrap when I knocked the hot melting piece of metal on to the floor and it shattered into millions of tiny tiny bits of twisted silver.
I should have taken a photo once I had gathered all the bits.
because you should have seen it.
It was like broken glass. Really unbelievable.
Next time I am definitely going to be a lot more careful.