The price of platinum has been steadily rising for many years now, and is predicted by many to continue to do so. What better way to invest in platinum bullion than to buy some of these rare platinum nuggets?
These natural platinum nuggets in crystalline form come from Kondyer Massif, Khabarovskiy Kray, Russia. There are not a lot of platinum nuggets exported from Russia because the Russian president must personally sign the export permit each time before they are allowed to leave Russia. In recent years the trend in Russia is to hang onto their precious metals. It has been quite a few years since I have seen any platinum nuggets come onto the market, and it is unlikely that any more of these platinum nuggets will come on the market in future years, which means these nuggets become more and more scarce as collectors buy up the existing supply. The ones you see here are all I have in my collection, and they are too hard to find to be getting any more. Each nugget comes with a location card authenticating the discovery location and certifying the fact that it is a natural platinum nugget.
Crystalline platinum nuggets have wonderfully textured surfaces. Tiny chromite inclusions show up as black crystalline masses, giving the specimen a lot of interest and character. Any one of these premium quality gem grade nuggets would make a wonderful addition to your collection.
I recently had one of the nuggets analyzed with a $30,000 instrument used by a local refiner and it was 91% platinum, 7% iron, 1% paladium, 1% iridium, with traces of ruthinium, rhodium, cobalt, and copper.