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.