Platinum Metals Rev., 1994, 38, (1), 21
Precious Metals: ISSN 1004-0676
Since 1980 the Institute of Precious Metals, Kunming, China, has been producing a quarterly scientific periodical entitled Precious Metals . Sponsored by the China National Nonferrous Metals Industry Corporation, the journal reports important research achievements in precious metals research in China. Publication is in Chinese, although English translations are given of the contents table, a brief abstract of each paper and associated key-words, and some figure captions. As may be deduced from the title, the journal covers gold and silver in addition to the six platinum group metals. The scope of the journal is somewhat wider than that of Platinum Metals Review, in that the subject matter includes: exploration, mining and mineral dressing, extraction, separation, purification and analysis, and the recovery of precious metals from secondary resources. Also covered are measurements of physical properties, the use of precious metals and alloys by the chemical, dental, electronics and jewellery industries; and the study of precious metals chemicals, complexes and drugs. More information about Precious Metals may be obtained from the Precious Metals Editorial Panel, Institute of Precious Metals, Kunming, (650221), Yunnan, People’s Republic of China.