Not platinum, but some info for research.... All electronic things require the use of solder, a tin/lead alloy in a 60/40 mix. By July 2006 all lead in solder ( nad ANY electronic component, i.e.CPU's)will be banned throughout the EEC, and probably world wide eventually.The preferred substitute is Tin/Silver in a 96/4 mix. This will require an 50% increase in tin production and an indeterminate increase in silver production. Seems to me that anyone in Tin would be well placed to see a significant increase in demand. From the little I know, Tin is very rare and hard to extract, a 1% extraction from ore being common. This will probably drive up prices to as Tin is not too common. Would this also see the re-opening of some of the derelict Tin mines in Cornwall? Geevor for example, that have long been closed on the grounds of uneconomic extraction.