Iridium

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One of the least known precious metals hit a record on healthy demand from the car industry and for growing crystals used in mobile phones.

 Iridium, one of the platinum-group metals, has climbed 12 percent this year, outperforming everything from nickel to gold. As the second-densest element and with one of the highest melting points among metals, it’s sought after for its use in spark plugs and glass manufacturing.

 

Read more via One of the Rarest Precious Metals Hits a Record High – Bloomberg