Ruthenium metal ingot - one troy ounce - .9996 bullion - platinum group metal
Ruthenium belongs to the platinum group metals (PGMs) and is exceedingly rare. Worldwide annual production is estimated between 12 and 20 tonnes of ruthenium compared to 2700 tonnes of gold. It is corrosion and wear resistant and its alloys can be superconductive. It has other unusual and unique properties and has applications in electronics, chemical and solar power industries. Please see the below links for more information.
Inscribed on our ingots are the chemical symbol (Ru), purity (99.96%), weight (one troy ounce), and a serial number (this number is unique and will vary). On the reverse is our logo. We've recently implemented a new polishing process on our ruthenium ingots and hope you'll be as pleased as we are with the results. The pictured ingot had to be retouched heavily as it is difficult to photograph them given their high shine, but really they don't look this perfect. Though these ingots are newly minted, occasionally there can be tiny dings or edge chips, small scratches and other minor imperfections that do not detract from the inherent value of this exceptionally rare metal. Weight and purity are guaranteed, as always, by Rare World Metals Mint. Our ruthenium ingots are considered safe, though the powder form of ruthenium oxidizes readily to ruthenium tetroxide which is toxic so please keep them intact. As we suggest with all of our metals please store them in a safe place, do not ingest, and keep out of the reach of children.
Each ingot will be shipped with an assay certificate and with our velvet logo bag for storage. If you are not completely satisfied with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund (buyer to pay return shipping). Domestic shipping is free for all orders over $199 (enter code free shipping at checkout). For orders of $199 or under, domestic shipping is $9.95. International shipping is now via USPS international priority express and costs $45 for shipments up to a pound (9 one ounce ingots or less including packaging materials) and $10 for each additional pound.