About PGM


Platinum group metals are rare and ore deposits are found in only a few places around the world. This section details how and where the pgms are mined.


The platinum group metals are used in a bewildering variety of industries. This section describes the major uses of pgms and their unique properties.

History of PGM

Although the modern history of platinum only begins in the 18th century, platinum has been found in objects dating from 700 BC.

Mining Glossary

Sometimes it can seem as though the mining industry is speaking a different language. This section provides a glossary of useful mining jargon.

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