Rare Platinum Nugget
RARE PLATINUM NUGGET
Konder Massif, Far Eastern Siberia, Russia
More precious than gold, natural platinum nuggets are extremely rare and hard to obtain. The reason for this is twofold: only two locations in the world produce platinum in any significant quantity (China and Russia); and because most of the natural nuggets are small in size, they are often overlooked by the automated machines that carry out the mining. This, however, is a massive example, of lovely silver-gray color and smooth patination, characterfully speckled with pits of chromite/magnetite, measuring 41 x 22 x 25 mm and weighing approximately 7.38 troy ounces (229.8g).