Polar Metals seeks to spice up your life with interesting and unusual metals in unexpected ways. The solid Platinum-group elemental balls are highly polished by hand for hours to reach a mirror finish.
The six platinum-group precious metals are Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and Platinum.They have similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur together in the same mineral deposits. For true metal lovers!
Each mini-sphere is approximately 0.3 gram (2-3mm in diameter depending on the metal).
Interesting facts about those cool metals:
*Osmium (22.59 g/cm3): It
is the densest naturally occurring elementand has
beautiful bluish-white lustrous. Only found at 0.05 parts per billion in the Earth's crust.
*Rhodium (12.41 g/cm3): It is unique since the outer shell only has one electron.
Only occupies .00002 parts per million of earth crust.
*Palladium (12.023 g/cm3): It's a popular metal for jewelry making. It has the ability to absorb up to 900 times its own volume in hydrogen.
*Iridium (22.56 g/cm3): It is the most corrosion-resistant metal, even at temperatures as high as 2000 °C. John Isaac Hawkin managed to create an iridium-pointed gold pen in 1834.
* Includes one (1) sphere per order
Materials Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum