Industrial Metals Articles and Resources
An overlooked aspect of the precious metals is their key role as industrial metals, as well. This is true of gold, but especially applies to silver, platinum, palladium, and copper. Our authors analyze how each of these metals plays a vital role in certain industries.
Recognizing the industrial uses for precious metals is an important part of what makes these metals so valubale. An investor who understands this dynamic will have a much better grasp on how the metals markets work.
Why Platinum Is So Cheap Right Now
Learn about why the price of platinum is cheap compared to gold and palladium. Understand how the platinum market works with this expert explanation.
Investing in Platinum - Everything You Need to Know
Find out why people invest in platinum, and everything you need to know before you buy platinum.
Why Palladium Prices Keep Going Up
Our precious metals expert explains what is driving palladium prices so high. Learn everything you need to know about investing in palladium and platinum.
How Is Silver Made?
This article explains how silver goes from raw ore to a refined coin or bar. It's an age-old process that dates back millennia, and is still used today!
What Nickels Are Silver? - Silver War Nickels
Find out what Jefferson nickels are made of silver. Learn what to look for when identifying silver war nickels and other silver coins.
South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary
The Rand Refinery (South Africa) is expanding its bullion coin program to include one-ounce Silver Krugerrands and Proof Platinum Krugerrands.
"Iron Man" Gold-Titanium Alloy Found
A gold-titanium alloy discovered by Rice University scientists matches the description of Tony Stark's imaginary alloy in the Iron Man movies.
U.S. Platinum Bullion Coin Returns
The American Platinum Eagle, the official U.S. platinum bullion coin, is now being offered by the U.S. Mint for the first time since 2014.