- Osmium (price in €)
When it comes to precious metals quantity, it is important to know that there is about 1,500 times less osmium than gold. It is available in approximately 9 m³ throughout the Earth’s crust. Of that volume, only 2 m³ can be excavated.
Osmium in nature is found as a byproduct of platinum. It is found in platinum mines in South America, the Ural, and Canada. The origin and ethics are key guidelines for the purchase and import of osmium for further extraction.
320 tons of platinum ore contains approximately 1 gram of OSMIUM. After extraction of the ore, a blue-gray powder is obtained.
In the laboratory, osmium powder, which is still toxic, is crystallized. The process is extremely demanding and is performed in 160 individual steps. The end product is an OSMIUM crystal that is no longer toxic and is void of poisonous substances.
The Osmium Institute in Germany certifies every piece of this precious metal before putting it on the market. The certificate serves as a protection against theft and simplifies the trade.
At the Osmium Institute Slovenia, we are at your disposal for all information regarding osmium, partnership options, and the purchase of OSMIUM. Contact us to make an appointment.