Where can platinum be found?

Where can platinum be found?

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Hykay
7 months ago
Platinum is a dense, malleable, highly unreactive gray-white precious metal. It is also considered a noble metal due to its remarkable resistance to corrosion. Platinum is one of the rarest metals. About 97% of the world's total platinum comes from one of five countries: the United States, Canada, Zimbabwe, Russia and South Africa. Platinum is found deep underground, mostly in nuggets or grains and is usually alloyed with other metals. Platinum was earlier extracted using the narrow reef method, which involves drilling holes and then loading explosives into them. However, now newer hybrid mining methods are being used which involves drilling holes and then cleaning the ore using load-haul-dump machines. After mining, the platinum needs to be cleaned to remove traces of other metals. This process is about five times harder than gold cleaning.
isaaq
7 months ago
Most of the platinum in the world is found in Southern Africa, Russia, and North America. South Africa leads the way, producing 75% of the world's platinum output every year. The following are the three largest deposits of platinum in the world.
Gaby
7 months ago
Platinum is found in nature in the Earth's
crust. It exists as alloys with several other
metals, including palladium, ruthenium,
osmium, rhodium and iridium. It belongs to
group 10 in the Periodic Table of Elements.
Platinum is found in alluvial deposits in
several countries, including Russia, Columbia
and South Africa. In the United States, it's
found in Alaska. There are several methods
for separating platinum from other metals,
and no one method is standard. Platinum is
used in jewelry, surgical tools and electrical
wiring. It is durable and resistant to tarnish,
making it a metal of choice in the fine
jewelry industry.
mhizzlee
7 months ago
Platinum is one of the rarest metals. About 97% of the world's total platinum comes from one of five countries: the United States, Canada, Zimbabwe, Russia and South Africa. Platinum is found deep underground, mostly in nuggets or grains and is usually alloyed with other metals.
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