Forex live charts : XPT/USD 1 oz Platinum price in US dollars (1 oz / USD)

Platinum (XPT/USD) : Sign of physical platinum: Pt from Spanish term "platino" meaning "little silver". Atomic number: 78. Platinum occurs in nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for 80% of the world production. Because of its scarcity in Earth's crust, only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, and given its important uses, it is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity. Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewelry. Being a heavy metal, it leads to health problems upon exposure to its salts.