Platinum is one of the three precious metals. Its name originating from the Spanish word ‘platina’ meaning little silver.
This metallic element is found dispersed around the world often as a compound with other metals particularly nickel and iridium, However it is found in greatest quantities in Peru, Columbia, South Africa, Russia and Canada.
Platinum has a number of uses aside from a jewellery material, including its use as part of dental crowns, combined with cobalt to make magnets, it is also an element of surgical tools and component of anti-tumour agents.
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