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#jewelleryfacts365 269/365 Platinum fact

Friday, April 28, 2017

South Africa produces 80% of the world production and has most of the world's known platinum deposits.

An aerial photograph of a platinum mine in South Africa.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2011


#jewelleryfacts365 268/365 Diamond fact

Synthetic diamonds found industrial applications almost immediately after their invention in the 1950s; another 570,000,000 carats (114,000 kg) of synthetic diamond is produced annually for industrial use.

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#jewelleryfacts365 267/365 Platinum fact

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Platinum is strong and sturdy. Renowned for its superior durability, it will not wear away over time and will not change shape the way many other metals will.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017









#jewelleryfacts365 266/365 Silver fact

More than 2/3 of the silver produced worldwide is a by product of lead, copper and zinc mining.

Red Dog mine
In 2008 the mine produced 515,200 metric tons (507,100 LT; 567,900 ST) of zinc, 122,600 metric tons (120,700 LT; 135,100 ST) of lead, and 283 metric tons (9,100,000 ozt) of silver, for a total metal value of over one billion dollars.

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