Jun 18, 2024, 12:36 AM IST

5 most expensive precious metals on Earth

Prashant Tamta

When it comes to metals, the three most known metals are gold, silver, and platinum.

The three precious metals are traded the most. But there are several other valuable metals.

Gold is often considered as the most expensive metal on Earth. But it is not true.

Rhodium: It is the most expensive metal on Earth, mostly found in South Africa. It is around Rs 15500 per gm.

Gold: It is most sought-after metal. China, Russia and Australia are the top gold producers. Rs 7200 per gm.

Platinum: It is scarcer than gold and shares similar applications. Rs 2510 per gm.

Palladium: It is mostly used for catalytic converters. Rs 2360 per gm.

Ruthenium: It is utilised for chip resistors and electrical contacts in electronics industry. Rs 2100 per gm.

Iridium: It is one of the rarest metals on Earth. Only 3 tonnes of iridium is produced annually. Rs 500 per gm.