December 30, 2010

USA, 1899: PGMs and other Metal Prices; Bausch & Lomb Catalogue

Possibly, a Ten-Year Average Price.

1899: 1 Troy Ounce platina (SPb Spot: 83% Ore, Avg?) = USD$ 11.

February, 1899:

 
1899: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (SPb Spot: Refined) = USD$ 15.22
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (German Mkt) = USD$ 15.19

Citation: Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. 112, #12 ; American Institute of Mining Engineers (1921), p.478


1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Semi-Mfg, Ret.) = USD$ 22.

1899:
Citation: Annual reports of the officers of the State of Indiana (1900) p.234



In 1899, the refined wholesale price surged 25%. US wholesale was was >25% higher than ore, and the retail price was yet again >30% higher than wholesale.

The retail premium for Pt was at least ~65% over the market price. 
 

1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-refined, whols.) = USD$ 16.
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-mfg, whols.) = USD$ 20.

1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (ore, intrinsic, mkt) = USD$ 14.50 - 16.
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (semi-mfg, mkt) = USD$ 52.87
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Iridium (refined, German mkt) = USD$ 37.
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Osmium (ore?, mkt) = USD$ 29.55
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Rhodium (refined, mkt) = USD$ 89.29
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Ruthenium (refined, mkt) = USD$ 48.21


1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 26.50 ?
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (B&L Catalogue) = USD$46.65
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Iridium (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 31.10
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Osmium (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 62.20
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Rhodium (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 466.50
1899: 1 Troy Oz. Ruthenium (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 155.50

1899: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (B&L Catalogue) = USD$ 1.62


December 1898: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NY Spot: Ore 83%?) = USD$ 15.50
December 1898: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (SF Spot: .999) = USD$ 16.00
December 1898: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Spot: .999) ~ USD$ 14.56 (£ 3.0)

circa December 31, 1898:


c.Feb./Mar. 1899:
Feb? 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NYC Spot, Refined) = USD$ 17.00




Where 1 Square Inch of Platinum Foil Cost USD$ 0.93, at the standard 0.75 Gram/Sq.In. rate,  

January 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Foil, retail) = USD$ 31.10

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Era, Vol. 21 (1899) p.190
 
May, 1899
 
June 22, 1899:

June 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (NY Spot: Ore 83?) = USD$ 16.25
June 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (SF Spot: .999) = USD$ 16.75
June 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Spot: .999) ~ USD$ 15.32 (£ 3.1563)


Sept. 1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Trade) = USD$ 20.  

Citation: Interstate druggist (Sept 1899) Vol. 1, Issue 1 p.59


November 1899: Scrap, $15.50/oz

1899: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Trade) = USD$ 16. 

Citation: Prospecting, locating and valuing mines: a practical treatise for the use... ; Richard Henry Stretch (1903) pp. 331+




 
Citation: Chemicals and reagents Bausch & Lomb Optical Company(1899)













Silver Foil: 25 Grams


1899: Central Electric Catalogue


Photography: Warren quoted prices for platinum paper in 1899: one dozen sheets of 4 x 5 platinum paper cost 45 cents.


Late December, 1899: 1 Troy Ounce platina (SF: Ore, Spot) = USD$ 6.00 -12.00

Citation: Mining and Scientific Press, Vol. 79-80 1/6/1900 p.17


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