Iron-loving elements tell stories of Earth’s history

Platinum, gold and other rare metals are treasure trove

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PRECIOUS METAL  Geochemists explore platinum, gold and other rare elements that are attracted to iron to understand how Earth's core formed billions of years ago. 

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