Platinum is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78. Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina, which is literally translated into “little silver”. Platinum has six naturally occurring isotopes and is one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust.
Platinum is a one of the rarest chemical elements found in the earth’s crust. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores as well as in native deposits. Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, thermometers, dentistry equipment and jewellery. It is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity.