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PLATINUM Documentary: Mining, Science and History

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 22 Нау.

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  • Hunt4RedOctober
    Hunt4RedOctober 2 ай бұрын +9

    Back in the 1970's I was given a piece of rock from a mining company in South Africa with a 3mm wide vein of platinum and gold running through it, from the Merensky Reef, Rustenberg Platinum mines. I still have this rock sample today. It also triggered off a lifetime interest in Geology and collecting mineral specimens from across the world.

  • dsw1664
    dsw1664 Ай бұрын +6

    I used to work in analytical chemistry where we'd use platinum for the electrolytic deposition of copper. One day we spent hours trying to find a platinum anode that had gone missing, after 4 hours we gave up. Next day the facility electrician was wondering why his soldering iron wasn't melting a piece of solder, even though it was hot. He'd picked up the platinum electrode thinking it was a piece of tin/silver solder that he'd left behind!

  • Gucci Librarian
    Gucci Librarian 5 ай бұрын +7

    This is such a good idea for a channel - I'm glad I found it! I'm not an investor or anything - I just really like to learn about the resources we use so frequently in our lives without even knowing it. I'm going into the field of mining engineering, which is why this video on platinum piqued my interest, and now that it has, I'm excited to watch more of them!

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      Thank you, I'm glad you find the videos useful and I also started this channel because I was interested in the same thing.

  • Edward Morton
    Edward Morton 4 ай бұрын +17

    Very well done! I am an assayer at a palladium mine and I found the history to be very enlightening. Thank you.

    • Accounts And Tax Manager Official
      Accounts And Tax Manager Official 4 ай бұрын

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    • Ako si Makuletz tv
      Ako si Makuletz tv 4 ай бұрын

      I wish to know about mine and minirals.. im greatfully happy to know about Platinum. Tnx to this channel

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын +2

      Very high praise coming from someone in the industry, thank you so much!

  • MrMedictom
    MrMedictom 2 ай бұрын +15

    I used to be a silver-plating room operator for a medical device manufacturer. During my training, I was told that platinum is actually the best metal conductor of electrical current, but silver was a good cost-efficient alternative. The two years I spent on that job sparked an interest in chemistry (metallurgy in particular) that I wish I'd discovered in high school. This is a fascinating video, and I thank you for sharing it!

    • Maxwell Blackwell
      Maxwell Blackwell 9 күн бұрын

      @Matt Gray does that even exist at room temperature right now?

    • Matt Gray
      Matt Gray 9 күн бұрын

      *superconductivity has joined the game*

    • joshua43214
      joshua43214 20 күн бұрын +1

      Silver is by far the most conductive metal, copper is used as a low cost alternative.
      Gold is used for contacts because it does not tarnish like silver or copper.

    • Maxwell Blackwell
      Maxwell Blackwell 23 күн бұрын +1

      ​@First Last you left out platinum

    • First Last
      First Last 24 күн бұрын +4

      During your training, you were lied to. Below is the conductively of different metals in S/m: Silver is 26.5 times more conductive that titanium.
      Silver: 6.30×10^7
      Copper: 5.96×10^7
      Annealed copper: 5.80×10^7
      Gold: 4.11×10^7
      Aluminum: 3.77×10^7
      Titanium: 2.38x10^6

  • Beerbatter
    Beerbatter 5 ай бұрын +8

    Super interesting and very well produced. I enjoyed the subject and learned aspects of the metal I didn't know.

  • Vytautas Vaicys
    Vytautas Vaicys 9 ай бұрын +14

    Top notch video.
    Surprised it is not a million views. I guess your content is too high of quality and not "viral enough."
    Keep up the good work. History always recognizes and rewards the greats.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  9 ай бұрын +2

      Thank you, really appreciate it and happy you enjoyed the video!

  • Dude Maker28
    Dude Maker28  Жыл бұрын +22

    I stumbled across this channel about a month ago since I had to do research for a group project about Atomic Fuel and its rise. I was researching and researching when I stumbled across commodity culture! Now I don't only watch the videos for projects, but I was them for knowledge! well done :D (I just can't wait for the channel to explode)

    • Sandman Slim
      Sandman Slim 5 ай бұрын +1

      I found it by watching the documentary on Platinum, and simple put, so much interesting info I subscribed.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture   Жыл бұрын +3

      Thank you for the kind words and your support!

    WELD MACHINE 4 ай бұрын +3

    The marks of a well produced video.
    This video definitely hits that mark.
    Good editing and information that makes you want to know more.
    Thanks for taking the time to produce this video.

  • john connor
    john connor  Жыл бұрын +10

    That was one more perfect video ☺️👏🏻 can you make one with copper please? :)

    • Accounts And Tax Manager Official
      Accounts And Tax Manager Official 4 ай бұрын

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    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture   Жыл бұрын +5

      Thank you! I am definitely considering copper for a future episode :)

  • Sandman Slim
    Sandman Slim 5 ай бұрын +4

    Your platinum documentary got my attention. Your channel is incredible!

  • Johannes Swarts
    Johannes Swarts 5 ай бұрын +1

    Fascinating! An interesting story well told! Thank you!

  • Low Gyi
    Low Gyi  Жыл бұрын +8

    Your channel deserves more viewers and subscribers

  • Thankfully
    Thankfully 10 ай бұрын +4

    Incredible job man 🦁

  • Robert Guzman
    Robert Guzman 5 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you for your team_bringing history of past documents to a great present time video. Cheers to All !

    • Accounts And Tax Manager Official
      Accounts And Tax Manager Official 4 ай бұрын

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    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      Glad you enjoyed it and happy you think there's a team, I'm a one-man show haha.

  • Howard Petterson.  the dot connector

    Fiberglass is made by extruding glass through a platinum tiny hole.
    The other use is to enable you to breathe ozone. Not pure ozone but when ozone goes through a platinum filter that converts the o3 molecules by holding onto one of the electrons and when the next molecules come along they get joined to make two oxygen molecules... o2

  • Goomon
    Goomon 4 ай бұрын

    Not going to lie dude, loved this content. Subbed and added this to a playlist on precious metals I watch when I'm hung over

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      Glad you enjoy it! Being hung over seems as good a time as any for some precious metals education 🤣

  • The Tag Market
    The Tag Market 3 ай бұрын

    Very good documentary indeed. Well done and thank you for sharing it. Your prognosis for rapid increase in use for fuel cells may however be premature. Hydrogen fuel cells are unlikely to gain much traction in the automotive and power generation industries as Li-Ion batteries have proven to be more reliable, and far cheaper (and increasingly so). In terms of power generation, solar is now the cheapest form of electrical generation, and getting cheaper. Wind follows a close second. Coupled with Li-Ion mega-pack batteries, the unsubsidised marginal cost of 1kwh is now less than 2US cents - and getting even cheaper.
    So... platinum is unlikely to be in such high demand from around 2028/30 - and demand will decrease exponentially when ICE automobiles become redundant - probably between 2030 and 2035.

    • Maxwell Blackwell
      Maxwell Blackwell 23 күн бұрын

      Someone drank the coolaid.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  3 ай бұрын

      Thanks for the comment, although based on the research I have done wind and solar are so incredibly inefficient I'm not sure they'll have a big future as sources of energy.

  • Will Cook
    Will Cook 5 ай бұрын

    This channel needs way more subs.

  • *Platinum*
    *Platinum* 5 ай бұрын +1

    I love this metal.

  • Tymzr Achangin
    Tymzr Achangin 4 ай бұрын

    Thank you very much for your time and effort you put into the all of the detail in this video
    We was also pleasantly surprised how you were willing to incorporate our God of ALL gods into the video
    Thanks again and may God bless you

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      Thank you but I'm not religious, although I believe in a higher power and creator of the universe. I was referring to God in the history section as it would have been the widely-held belief of the characters in the story.

  • PureSilver
    PureSilver  Жыл бұрын +8

    Good Video! Fan of platinum here.

  • Mr Aves
    Mr Aves 5 ай бұрын +4

    As jewellry shop owner i can say one thing this metal is one of the hardest to work whit and to make it shine 😅

    • Mr Aves
      Mr Aves 3 ай бұрын

      @Jonathan Parker hahaha i feel u 😭

    • Jonathan Parker
      Jonathan Parker 3 ай бұрын +2

      Tell me about it! The majority of my work is plat, total pain in the arse

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын +3

      Good to get some insight from someone who works with platinum, thank you!

  • Sebastian Burnaz
    Sebastian Burnaz 4 ай бұрын +1

    Nice documentary!

  • Excuse my Langqueege
    Excuse my Langqueege 5 ай бұрын +1

    That was good and enjoyed it. Thank you!

  • p s
    p s Ай бұрын

    Platinum is even less reactive than gold and used as catalyst more often. The only reason why gold is more expensive because of Human emotional and cultural reason (it is easier to use gold as currency due to its relative abundance). Hence higher trading volume leads to higher price.

  • Ayaka Shimoda
    Ayaka Shimoda  Жыл бұрын +5

    Awesome video 👏🏻😎✨
    I like it so much 😎👍⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Johnson Gibbs
    Johnson Gibbs 5 ай бұрын +1

    great work on every level

  • Emma Movies
    Emma Movies 9 ай бұрын +4

    in 1998 some americans had come to my grandfather’s village, they want to ask permission from my grandfather to be allowed to dig something in my grandfather’s land area, the american scientist promised a wage of a sum of money worth 1billions and will distribute 15 buffaloes to the villagers, but fortunately my grandfather rejected it because he felt something was wrong. only yesterday I got to know from my mother, She said the american scientists came to my grandfather’s village because they wanted to take the platinum that was in my grandfather’s land area. despite being persuaded by american scientists my grandfather reject their offers.

  • IO
    IO 2 ай бұрын

    Very interesting history. Many thanks
    Regards from South Africa

  • Corey Merrill
    Corey Merrill 4 ай бұрын +1

    Hey, not too bad of a documentary . I learned that it was probably nickel miners ,not gold miners that lead to modern discovery of platinum , it would stick to their drilling rods ,making a "pain in the rear end" equipment clean-up situation . It was first named "platinum" in the late 1700s. Iron is pronounced as "I-earn" . Platinum ,palladium ,ruthenium ,rhodium ,iridium and osmium are the platinum group elements/ metals.
    Platinum or palladium oxides are normally what are used for catalytic conversions . Exposure to alcohol vapors and similar distillate vapors ( like gasoline ) causes the oxides to super heat and ignite the distillate . In that state it Is " trying" to reconvert itself to a metallic state by replacing the oxides and a metallic reconversion , there are actually minable amounts of platinum and palladium metal dust on busy streets from this process happening in the converters .

    • Corey Merrill
      Corey Merrill 4 ай бұрын

      @Commodity Culture they were definitely spanish ! I'd imagine as with most everything else, the stories were probably from multiple sources in various Spanish mines . I actually like platinum the best out of the precious metals , but that doesn't mean everything I learned is correct and I am sure that I don't know everything about it...Far from.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын +1

      Thanks for the information. According to my research, it was the Spanish conquistadors who discovered it while mining gold but I'm sure there's other viable possibilities.

  • Asu
    Asu 3 ай бұрын

    cool video and concept. i see this being big!

  • Derrick Soo
    Derrick Soo 4 ай бұрын +1

    Platinum is common Durable metal in Rings. My 2nd Wife’s Wedding Ring was Platinum and far more $$$ than Gold and Silver.

  • Сергей Масленников

    Первые платиновые монеты были отчеканены в России в 1828 году! (The first platinum coins were minted in Russia in 1828!)

  • Based Mushroom
    Based Mushroom 3 ай бұрын +1

    How come platinum is cheaper than gold even though it's more rare?
    AMAZING video!

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  2 ай бұрын

      @Steve0504 I agree, it's just a matter of time. The difficult part is knowing when.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  3 ай бұрын +1

      @Based Mushroom Silver's move to a purely industrial metal is indeed possible. From the monetary side, the game-changer would be big institutions starting to invest in physical.

    • Based Mushroom
      Based Mushroom 3 ай бұрын

      @Commodity Culture Interesting, I wonder if silver will rise or fall in this case because I'm pretty sure silver will not become tomorrows money, and it seems like it's becoming more of an industrial metal as time moves forward.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  3 ай бұрын

      Thank you! I think it's because platinum has never been used as money and so is strictly for jewelry and industrial use.

  • Aaron Schwarz
    Aaron Schwarz 4 ай бұрын +1

    Space based mining will bring even more Pt, Ir, Au, Pd, and other valuable elements :)

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      Space based mining seems quite a ways off, unless there's some developments I'm not aware of.

  • Lost in life
    Lost in life 4 ай бұрын +2

    Make a video on extraction process and machinery involved

  • Well*Thy*One
    Well*Thy*One 6 ай бұрын +4

    Just started stacking it, might as well learn about it....nice video.

    • Corwin D
      Corwin D 4 ай бұрын

      @George Campbell Precious metals are a store of wealth rather than an investment.

    • George Campbell
      George Campbell 5 ай бұрын

      Platinum cost $450 /oz in 1983. Today it is around $950/oz. If you'd invested that same $450 in 1983 in Apple stock, you'd have a million dollars. Precious metals are horrible long term investments.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  6 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you, glad you found some value here.

  • M
    M 5 ай бұрын +1

    Nice. I've wanted to learn more about platinum

  • Daryl Cheshire
    Daryl Cheshire 22 күн бұрын

    I think platinum is more useful than gold. I saw a photo of platinum crucibles that was made in 1860 or thereabouts and still in use in a UK university.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  19 күн бұрын

      It is definitely WAY more useful than gold as an industrial commodity.

  • The Las Vegas Kid
    The Las Vegas Kid 9 ай бұрын +6

    Undervalued metal for sure.

    RAMIL PAREDES 5 ай бұрын +2

    Very informative

  • White Pony
    White Pony 2 ай бұрын

    I don't need Platinum, I need Star Platinum!

  • Mateo
    Mateo Ай бұрын

    Great job narrating this very interesting episode.☀️⛅🌥️🌦️☁️🌨️⛈️🌩️🌧️🌦️🌥️⛅🌤️🌞

  • Man Mountain Metals
    Man Mountain Metals 3 ай бұрын +1

    Good 👍 job.

    EMANUEL El 2 ай бұрын


  • rockbutcher
    rockbutcher Ай бұрын +1

    I've panned platinum out of the Rios Santiago and Esmereldas. Right where the Conquistadores found it.

  • Tats Dgreat
    Tats Dgreat 5 ай бұрын +1

    So, how much is platinum compared to gold?

  • Raymond Rose
    Raymond Rose  Жыл бұрын +2

    I love these.

  • Sahata Simanjuntak
    Sahata Simanjuntak 11 ай бұрын +1

    Nice video ... ! ❤ it

  • Rage More
    Rage More 5 ай бұрын +2

    You did not mention that the gas that platinum gives off when melted is highly toxic. Very dangerous to work with, fume hoods a necessity.

    • Therealhellkitty
      Therealhellkitty 2 ай бұрын

      Yes,platinosis is deadly. If you want a précis of how it is smelted on a small scale, check out sreetips on YT.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын +2

      I was not aware of that, just looked into it. Thank you for mentioning that fact.

  • Sony Douang
    Sony Douang 2 ай бұрын

    Weld Tex and the gas shield types was all completed! Thanks

  • Beto D
    Beto D 6 ай бұрын +13

    I noticed that everyone accumulate silver and gold but not platinum or palladium... How weird

    • wow shorts
      wow shorts 4 ай бұрын

      @Andrew Field time stamp ?

    • Andrew Field
      Andrew Field 4 ай бұрын

      What does "stacks" mean in this context? Collects? I don't speak American terribly well.

    • Beto D
      Beto D 4 ай бұрын +1

      @wow shorts oh no for shure u will have to look for someone that is into it... I only have one platinum coin got it at the beginning of 2022 1/2oz always wanted one.. maybe one day al trade it for gold or something else worth it.. but yes platinum and palladium and silver look alike in metals and dealers sometimes don't belive its platinum or palladium so u have to give prof where u got it from paper work or something..

    • wow shorts
      wow shorts 4 ай бұрын +2

      I think platinum and palladium is not easy to sell

    • David Brown
      David Brown 4 ай бұрын +1

      Palladium is valuable days, but it’s lower on the periodic table than Silver. Silver is rather cheap, cost not more than 30.00 an ounce, whereas palladium is over 2,000.00 an ounce

  • TolitsDTerrible
    TolitsDTerrible 5 ай бұрын +3

    Truth is, gold is almost double the price of platinum now a days.

    • Jimbo Savage
      Jimbo Savage 5 ай бұрын +2

      It's an anomaly in history. Platinum has historically been worth more than gold and only rarely is worth less.

  • Manny Espinola
    Manny Espinola 5 ай бұрын

    Thank you for this video

  • tentimesful
    tentimesful Күн бұрын

    platinum was more expensive than gold and it felt down below gold when it was anounced that someone found platinum to be in asteroids....

  • Michael Atkinson
    Michael Atkinson Ай бұрын

    I think I’d like to buy a platinum coin just as an investment, you never know when the price could rise greatly

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  Ай бұрын

      Nothing wrong with that, but I would call it speculating, not investing.

  • Johan Smith
    Johan Smith 5 ай бұрын


  • Amoroso Gombe
    Amoroso Gombe 4 ай бұрын +1

    Imagine throwing away tonnes of Platinum as waste byproduct? 😂

  • brian bushue
    brian bushue 21 күн бұрын

    great video

  • Curtis Horn
    Curtis Horn 5 ай бұрын +2

    What process is happening at 4:53 when the melt in the background seems to be shaking?

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      I don't know exactly but it appears to be a laboratory process involving heated crucibles. I got it from a stock footage library.

  • Nathan Chisholm
    Nathan Chisholm 5 ай бұрын +2

    Platinum isn't hard! its a soft metal with a 4-4.5 on the MOHs scale of hardness! I dont know where you heard it was a hard metal resistant to scratches...

    • Nathan Chisholm
      Nathan Chisholm 5 ай бұрын

      @Commodity Culture No problems buddy!

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын +1

      You are correct on the MOHs, from what I understand that means all metals with a higher rating could scratch it so it appears I misspoke. Thank you for pointing it out.

  • Umi Digi
    Umi Digi 2 ай бұрын

    is this good for jewelries?

  • Irial O Ceallaigh
    Irial O Ceallaigh 7 күн бұрын

    Good video. Fact check, Isaac Newton was born well after it was proved the world was flat and the majority believed the world to be round well before that, the Greeks even proved it using Geometry.

  • platinum balladium Rhodium
    platinum balladium Rhodium 4 ай бұрын

    500 kilogram platinum var ve mükemmel ler önemli alıçı olursa sataçagım

  • Jonathan Parker
    Jonathan Parker 3 ай бұрын

    Platinum takes almost double the time to finish in jewellery and has to be soldered with welding glasses on. If it loses it’s precious appeal due to the decrease in price its stuffed because the labour necessary at the jewellery bench will make it economically unsustainable.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  3 ай бұрын

      Interesting observation. Apparently platinum demand for jewelry was 25% of total supply in 2021, a massive number so you have a point.

  • steve j
    steve j 11 ай бұрын +88

    Platinum is half the price of gold and is 15x rarer

    • secondplace
      secondplace 6 күн бұрын


    • William
      William 9 күн бұрын

      Platinum is awesome makes the world go around

    • Rares Boghean
      Rares Boghean 19 күн бұрын

      We know

    • Maxwell Blackwell
      Maxwell Blackwell 23 күн бұрын

      ​@Commodity Culture in the same time how many new cars produced as a percentage will be ev?

  • Jose Mario Merced
    Jose Mario Merced 2 ай бұрын

    Platinum is plenty to the Phillipines ,iridium, nickel cobalt ,chromium ,silver ,gold , manganese ,iron .

  • Xpeng Fangirl
    Xpeng Fangirl 5 ай бұрын

    what do you think of spyrospanopoulos and the new fuel cells?

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      I am not familiar with that so I can't comment. Thanks for watching!

  • Rezin 8
    Rezin 8 5 ай бұрын

    Platinum is NERVE racking to work with 😳💵💢🥴 unreal how much money solvents cost 😳

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      Someone else made the same comment, thanks for the information.

  • EcoCodex
    EcoCodex 27 күн бұрын

    9:08 response quoted from Wikipedia:
    "The myth of the flat Earth, or the flat-Earth error, is a modern historical misconception that European scholars and educated people during the Middle Ages believed the Earth to be flat."
    "According to Stephen Jay Gould, "there never was a period of 'flat Earth darkness' among scholars, regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now. Greek knowledge of sphericity never faded, and all major medieval scholars accepted the Earth's roundness as an established fact of cosmology." Historians of science David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers point out that "there was scarcely a Christian scholar of the Middle Ages who did not acknowledge [Earth's] sphericity and even know its approximate circumference".
    Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell says the flat-Earth error flourished most between 1870 and 1920, and had to do with the ideological setting created by struggles over biological evolution. Russell claims "with extraordinary few exceptions no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat","

  • Filippos Koliopanos
    Filippos Koliopanos 4 ай бұрын +1

    As a side note, I'd like to make a small correction (irrelevant to the main subject). Almost no one in the 1700s (or even the 1400s when Columbus lived) believed that the Earth was flat (certainly not educated people). Ulloa took part in the French Geodesic Mission of 1735 with the goal of performing an arc measurement, measuring the length of a degree of latitude near the Equator, by which the Earth radius at the equatorial plane could be inferred. The ultimate purpose of the mission was to confirm the suspicion that the Earth is not a perfect sphere but had a greater circumference at the equator. Also, Newton was dead for more than a decade by that time.
    The myth about most people believing the Earth was flat during these times has been long held but in the last decade it has started to die down. It is gradually becoming common knowledge to more and more school students that even during Columbus' time no one doubted* the fact that the Earth was round**. More facts concerning the French geodesic mission which brought Ulloa to the Americas can be be accessed via a wikipedia search.
    * The argument between Columbus and his critics was about the size of the Earth. They correctly pointed out that assuming (by everyone,, inlcuding Columbus himself) that only an ocean lies between the westernmost point of Europe and the easternmost point of Asia, its length would be so vast that they would ran out of potable water. Lucky for him an entire unknown continent existed in his path, which saved his and his crews' life.
    ** In fact since at least since the Hellenistic period in antiquity all educated people knew that the Earth is spherical. Eratosthenes in 200BC(!) actually measured the circumference of the planet with surprising accuracy using a very simple and smart methodology.

    • Tomás Cano
      Tomás Cano 2 ай бұрын

      If you did not research on the matter and ended up propagating misinformation... how are we to trust that you did research the rest of the video? Please, avoid saying things in videos unless you research them!

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      @Filippos Koliopanos Thank you very much for the kind words and appreciate the subscription! I will try to be more cautious in getting everything right moving forward, though a few things will be bound to slip between the cracks.

    • Filippos Koliopanos
      Filippos Koliopanos 4 ай бұрын

      ​@Commodity Culture You have a point there. I guess what bugged me most was that this small part of the video unwittingly contributes to the long held belief that people thought the Earth was flat up until the time* of Columbus. In fact since at least the Hellenistic period in antiquity all educated people knew that the Earth is spherical. Eratosthenes in 200BC(!) actually measured the circumference of the planet with surprising accuracy using a very simple and smart methodology.
      That said, the fact that you care to interact with you audience's comments tells me that you are serious about your channel and did not just throw a quick and inaccurate narration over a hastily made video just to scrape views. I have now watched a few more of your videos and their quality is obvious. I will edit my initial comment just to provide the additional info, without the criticism. It's now unjustified as it no longer reflects my opinion on the video or your channel and I wouldn't want to take away from your effort. And especially I do not want to discourage you from making similar historical videos about elements in the future. There is not a lot of info about this subject out there and I am confident your videos will eventually get the views they deserve. I for one have now subscribed to your channel.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  4 ай бұрын

      Thanks for clarifying, the reason I didn't research much about the purpose of the expedition is that it had such a small bearing on the subject at hand, the discovery of platinum as an element.

  • Cody Featherstone
    Cody Featherstone 2 ай бұрын

    I think it’s the best for jewelry

  • mstalcup
    mstalcup 5 ай бұрын +4

    By the 18th century, most people navigating a ship understood that the Earth wasn't flat. The spherical Earth model had already been proven scientifically.

    • watdaschnitzel
      watdaschnitzel Ай бұрын

      The purpose of the French expedition was to infer if the Earth’s shape was prolate or oblate. That is, what type of ellipsoid it was.

    • Tomás Cano
      Tomás Cano 2 ай бұрын +1

      Sorry, that was pretty ridiculous in this video... The earth has been circumnavigated many times before Newton was born! The earth was known to be a sphere for two thousand years!

    • mstalcup
      mstalcup 5 ай бұрын +1

      @M The video says the 18th century voyage was involved with proving the Earth was a sphere and it said that up until that point in history, the idea of a flat Earth was popular.

    • M
      M 5 ай бұрын


  • Tacito Zetticci
    Tacito Zetticci 5 ай бұрын

    Factual as it is , that groups o've metals are found in an ore specimen ( this case the Iron specimen ) in a minimal content including Gold , the none, Periodic Table knowledge is ; that o've , " it's natural intended composition " . The ore which Jehovah God through His ability in creating this earth for us , in time is expels from or is found with in a deposit through out our earth A Gold deposit for example contains , Silver , Copper , and Iron fragments within its natural state of composition . Copper in it's compose original form contains fragments o've Gold, Silver, Iron . Like wise is noted for Silver . The combination o've all metals makes a perfect Alloy for multiple applications ! With the introduction and assistance o've chemicals , a separation o've the corresponding metals is achived rendering a more abundant use of the different content metals within ! The reason that silver tarnishes so much is caused by the stripping o've the fragments mentioned here tin hat makes up it's natural composition form ! Like wise , copper roofs offer's a very elegant touch to a building or a home especially luxury ones , though soon an unpleased emotion for many owners takes part after it retains a dull and many instances a musty green hue . Engagement rings for instance in markets throughout , are sold mostly in hues o've Pink , Black , White Gold , or Platinum jewelry in contrast to a natural Gold , Iron , Copper or Silver jewelry for instance in form o've 10k , 14k, 18k, and 22k respecting their origanal form . The hoax as to giving all value and glory to the Gold specimen ore , has proven unnecessary concidering that it's content is found in every foods we consume including cattle , which with the aid of chemical the menerials mentioned here in can be extracted profusely ! I need shoes !

  • Mr Smiley
    Mr Smiley Ай бұрын

    Ok if Elon wants to buy this I’ll be part owner with 50 billion USD shib to program world weather disastrous to help families rebuild their homes .

  • ELDaneo69
    ELDaneo69 23 күн бұрын

    Great video man but come on, no one pronounces iron like that

  • Luciteria Science
    Luciteria Science Ай бұрын

    I'm sorry but at 4:10 it is neither the hardest nor the rarest of the PGMs. Ir, Rh, Ru & Os are all harder AND rarer

  • sarcasmo57
    sarcasmo57 2 ай бұрын +1

    I wish I had a big chunk of it.

  • stanley best
    stanley best 4 ай бұрын +2

    Fundamental four cycle cams reduce the need for catylitic converters or eliminate them.

  • Tacito Zetticci
    Tacito Zetticci 5 ай бұрын

    Can sombody explain why our bodies or a catle for that matter , consist of iron , copper , silver , gold , magnisium but not platinum ? Also , if it's that valuable or if it had its present dating back to the Egyptian monarch era , why the elaboration of a false god reprsented by a calf was made out of gold and not platinum ? Also when Daniel depicts in the bible the statue of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar it reflects a head of gold a chest of silver a torso of copper and feet of clay mixed with iron ? Where is platinum in the bible mentioned ? Platinum is a man-made alloy with combinations of steel, magnesium , lead and verry little to no silver these days ! The artifact in Peru labled platinum now , do contain more silver in them but, little gold , steel however mostly lead ( Lead mentioned in the bible and used in that era and today by peasants for meal preparing tuperware ) where exchanged and brought by the Spaniard which in many cases depicted tribal leaders that did not have a clue about shoes or sandals much less to the riches of gold in their surroundings . They were mesmerized by the Spaniard Jewelry craftsmen's ability to carve the soften lead to resemble a Machupicchu tribal leader or wife that shine like gold in their initial form ! Noting a peasant craftmen today in Bangladesh ellaborating copper bangles , one can reach a conclusion how the Sapniard craftmen would gold plate the metal artifacts without any harsh chemicals or the aid of an electro conducive anode ! Today's Paltinum , No Gold No Silver ! Just good old Steel , Magnesium ( Manganese ) , and Lead ( zinc ) ! Just like Aluminum Platinum is a man-compositioned Alloy ! Such ellaborations does not make the alloy inferior for Jehovah God gave man the ability to resemble his creativity !

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      Thank you for the comment. However, platinum is naturally occuring along with the other platinum metals group.

  • [Coky Coffee]
    [Coky Coffee] 2 ай бұрын


  • John Partridge
    John Partridge 5 ай бұрын +1

    If you had left out religion & concentrated on hard, scientific fact this would have been, "for me" rather more enjoyable, It was interesting to learn of the importance of Platinum in our modern world.

    • Commodity Culture
      Commodity Culture  5 ай бұрын

      Glad you found part of it interesting but I'm a little confused because there is basically no mention of religion at all, aside from a few mentions of God in the history section.

  • Paul Candiago
    Paul Candiago Ай бұрын

    Thank you

  • AV System
    AV System 3 ай бұрын +1

    Somewhat interesting but the numerous mispronunciations of common English words bring into doubt the accuracy of the presentation. The most bizarre was the narrators pronunciation of Iron as I-ron. "Placer" is pronounced with long 'a", not a short 'a', etc. throughout. The narrator sounds to be a native English speaker, just not a very well educated one.

  • abdelkrim laagad
    abdelkrim laagad 2 ай бұрын


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  • Ioan Bota
    Ioan Bota 5 күн бұрын

    Realy I like this video so much

  • Genetiix Prior
    Genetiix Prior 4 ай бұрын

    where can i find a miner / miner operator job in Los Angeles

  • Rachael Fleming
    Rachael Fleming 4 ай бұрын


  • Lost in life
    Lost in life 4 ай бұрын +1

    How and where to sell paltinum
    I have mine where 30% platinum is found

  • nw2010xl
    nw2010xl 2 ай бұрын


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    (syahril iman) 2 ай бұрын


  • MasterCommandCEO
    MasterCommandCEO 4 ай бұрын

    I did in fact enjoy this vid

  • Елена Миронюк
    Елена Миронюк 10 ай бұрын

    А так это всё не сложить!!!

  • Thando Twenani Jr
    Thando Twenani Jr 8 ай бұрын +1

    What makes platinum to the strong procces in the lab..?

    • M
      M 5 ай бұрын

      Higher density and probably higher melting point

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    Steph's Exotic Pets 5 ай бұрын


  • Steffen Steffen
    Steffen Steffen Ай бұрын

    Mouth fulla platinum, mouth fulla gold. 😬 40 cal puts your mouth on hold 🎵

  • Jan Hofmann
    Jan Hofmann 23 күн бұрын

    3:15 this is Galapagos, Isla Bartolomé

  • meteorite knowledge vlg
    meteorite knowledge vlg 4 ай бұрын