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Palladium is a silvery-white metal and part of the platinum group metals (PGMs).

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Properties of PalladiumHide

Atomic Number:
Atomic Weight:
Melting Point:
1828 K (2101°C, 2830°F)
Boiling Point:
3236 K (3509°C, 5365°F)
12.02 g/cm3

Palladium in HistoryHide

Palladium was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston.

Uses of PalladiumHide

Primary use is in catalytic converters, but it is also used in jewellery, dentistry and multilayer ceramic capacitors.

Other Commodities associated with Palladium *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Palladium)
Platinum10327537.45% of all Platinum deposits have Palladium.71.03% of all Palladium deposits have Platinum.
Copper788,4780.92% of all Copper deposits have Palladium.53.79% of all Palladium deposits have Copper.
Gold6620,8820.32% of all Gold deposits have Palladium.45.52% of all Palladium deposits have Gold.
Nickel6256311.01% of all Nickel deposits have Palladium.42.76% of all Palladium deposits have Nickel.
Cobalt333329.94% of all Cobalt deposits have Palladium.22.76% of all Palladium deposits have Cobalt.
Rhodium313588.57% of all Rhodium deposits have Palladium.21.38% of all Palladium deposits have Rhodium.
Chromium281,0312.72% of all Chromium deposits have Palladium.19.31% of all Palladium deposits have Chromium.
Silver259,5330.26% of all Silver deposits have Palladium.17.24% of all Palladium deposits have Silver.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on

Companies producing PalladiumHide

Click on name for company details. (Number is operations listed on

Deposits of PalladiumHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
DR Congo
  • Lualaba
    • Kolwezi mining district
      • Kolwezi
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Census Area
      • Goodnews Bay
    • Haines
    • Ketchikan Gateway Borough
      • Ketchikan District
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Anchorage District
      • Valdez Creek District
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Fairhaven District
      • Noatak District
    • Petersburg Borough
      • Kupreanof District
    • Sitka
      • Chicagof District
    • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
      • Delta River District
      • Eagle District
      • Fortymile District
      • Valdez Creek District
    • Valdez-Cordova Census Area
      • Chistochina District
      • Delta River District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Innoko District
      • Koyukuk District
      • McGrath District
      • Melozitna District
  • Minnesota
    • Lake Co.
      • Ely-Hoyt Lakes Area
    • St. Louis Co.
      • Ely-Hoyt Lakes Area
      • Western Margin Duluth Complex
  • Montana
    • Madison Co.
    • Park Co.
      • Stillwater Complex
    • Sanders Co.
      • Green Mountain Mine (Green Mountain Copper Mine; Drake Mine; Mayflower Lode - MS No. 10911; Dixon; See Lucky Strike - 0300890034)
    • Stillwater Co.
      • Nye
        • Stillwater Complex
      • Stillwater Complex
    • Sweet Grass Co.
      • Stillwater Complex
Sibanye Stillwater
Sibanye Stillwater
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • New York Mts
        • Crescent District
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
  • Oregon
    • Douglas Co.
      • Riddle District
    • Grant Co.
      • Canyon City District
    • Josephine Co.
      • Waldo District
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Bingham District (West Mountain District)
  • Virginia
    • Loudoun Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
      • Medicine Bow Mts
        • Keystone Mining District - Douglas Creek Mining District
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