Platinum is a precious metal that is prized for its rarity and its many uses.

It is most commonly used in jewelry, but it is also used in electronic devices, dental fillings, and breast implants.

Platinum is also used in catalytic converters, which help to reduce emissions from car engines.

The metal is also used in cancer treatments and fuel cells. Platinum is found mainly in South Africa, Russia, and Canada.

It is extracted from the ore using a process called smelting. Once it has been extracted, platinum can be purified using a process called electrolysis. Platinum is a very strong metal, and it does not corrode easily.

It is also resistant to heat and acid. Because of these properties, platinum is a very valuable metal. It has the chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number 78.

It is also a precious metal allowed within an IRA.