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Platinum Platitudes (16)


Platinum Platitudes

Rarer than an honest man attempting to ford a play to curtain’s close

No nickel and copper deal

Resistance, as it turns out, is not futile

Fit for those with monikers like scrivener Stephen

Plays around a million times

Heavier than thirty pieces

Trendier than the karat rule

Holds your preciouses still and safe

Drives ‘til there’s nothing left to inspect

Reluctant to unite doesn’t mean unwilling to bling

May 3, 2012
Tressa Lee Breen

My Notes & Resource Tools:
Name: Spanish, "platinade pinto", "little silver of the Pinto river"
Dense, malleable, gray-white
One of the rarest elements: 0,005mg/kg
Occurs in nickel and copper deposits as well as native
80% world production in South Africa
Resistant to corrosion, wear, tarnish
Catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, electrodes, thermometers, dentistry equipment, jewelry
King Louis XV: "The only metal fit for a King"
Album, 1 million copies sold-Platinum
Heavier than silver, trendier than gold
1898, Louis Cartier started the platinum with gems trend
Crude oil to gasoline, spark plugs (last for life of car)
Reluctance to combine chemically with other elements

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