Where is Platinum Found?

As current platinum prices are now near longterm low points vs gold and other precious metals, investor interest in buying platinum bullion has picked up.

We have written for prospective platinum buyers as to why buy platinum today, but in this article we want to pin down on exactly where in the world physical platinum is mined from.

Typically platinum is found in its pure native form as platiniridium, which is a natural alloy of platinum and iridium (another precious metal).

World Platinum Supply by Region

Where is Platinum Found? SD Bullion SDBullion.com Platinum Supply


Platinum is surprisingly not mined in many nations around the world, and the vast majority of all platinum supplies comes from one region (southern Africa).

Platinum is mostly mined in South Africa (+70%), followed by Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada, the USA, Australia, and other nations.

Platinum Mining Process

Platinum Investing Supply Demand Fundamentals


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James Anderson
James Anderson
Senior Market Analyst & Content

A bullion buyer years before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, James Anderson is a grounded precious metals researcher, content creator, and physical investment grade bullion professional. He has authored several Gold & Silver Guides and has been featured on the History Channel, Zero Hedge, Gold-Eagle, Silver Seek, Value Walk and many more. You can pick up Jame's most recent, comprehensive 200+ Page book here at SD Bullion.

Given that repressed commodity values are now near 100-year low level valuations versus large US stocks, James remains convinced investors and savers should buy and maintain a prudent physical bullion position now, before more unfunded promises debase away in the coming decades...