In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But a BBC World Service correspondent who visited the area says thousands of illegal miners are extracting material containing cobalt, copper, platinum and uranium.
- It has been further discovered that photosynthetic membranes can be transformed with metals other than platinum such as osmium and ruthenium.
- This is often a precious metal, although platinum is the metal which is widely used for most catalytic converters.
- But since it was divested of most of its assets, it now concentrates on mining rare metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium in Africa and other regions.
- This contrasts with other precious and semi-precious metals, such as silver and platinum, where industrial demand governs prices.
- The precious metal platinum is well known to be an excellent catalyst in a number of chemical reactions.
- The monolith is coated first with oxides, then a layer of metals such as platinum, rhodium, and palladium is added.
- The belly of the monster was covered in gold, silver, platinum, and precious gems.
- Oromia is also rich in gold, silver, platinum, marble, uranium, nickel, natural gas, and other mineral resources.
- Today, bracelets are worn by both men and women in a variety of materials such as traditional precious metals like gold silver and platinum.
- At the recently held semi-finals of the Miss India contests, she was adorned in an ornate diamond choker and later a platinum diamond drop necklace.
- Over 90 percent pure, platinum is hypoallergenic to most people.
- Owing to its high melting point, manufacturing platinum jewellery is also an art.
- The raw material used for terracotta jewellery is porous type of lean clay, and that is where it becomes different from metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and copper.
- Ruthenium is a precious metal, like platinum.
- Jewellery made of platinum, iridium and palladium gleamed majestically, now and then emitting flashes of brilliant light from the studded diamonds.
- His fund is more than 85% invested in gold-mining shares, with the rest in companies that dig for other precious metals such as platinum and silver.
- Fuel cells contain expensive precious metals like platinum and palladium, they have not been proven to work in extreme weather conditions and the nation's gas stations would need to be reconfigured.
- Frank Nuovo of Los Angeles creates cell phones in high-voltage colored plastics and precious metals like platinum.
- The fuel cell electrodes contain platinum as the catalyst.
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