Platinum


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Platinum

A rare and valuable metal. Platinum is used in jewelry and electronics. Platinum is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Platinum is volatile like other commodities, but generally maintains a relatively high price.
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That group tested an alloy consisting of three parts platinum and one part nickel, but with all the atoms on its crystal surfaces being platinum, says Stamenkovie.
By 2009, Amplats could be producing in excess of 3 million ounces of platinum and some 1.
And to lend just a little bit more prestige to a vehicle that sells for nearly $70,000, Cadillac makes the badges for its Escalade ESV Platinum from the element.
Perhaps most perplexing was the sudden run-up in the platinum market, apparently brought on by government announcements that there would be stricter standards for diesel vehicles, and that there would be programs to emphasize development of fuel cell-powered cars.