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Do you know a website where I can access metal prices?

For the metals you listed:

Gold: www.goldprices.com

Copper: www.lme.co.uk or www.nymex.com (it seems only when markets are open)

Aluminium: www.lme.co.uk or www.nymex.com (it seems only when markets are open)

Zinc: www.lme.co.uk

Silver: www.nymex.com (it seems only when markets are open) or www.goldprices.com

Platinum: www.nymex.com (it seems only when markets are open)

Frankly, I did not spend much time on your question because:

1. All the price data you want on these are printed in the Australian Financial Review each day, so the Internet is a much slower way of getting at what you want.

2. You cannot have tried very hard. I put "gold prices" into one search engine and came up with lots of sites, one of which is listed above. Also I tried the major exchanges (LME, NYMEX) and came up with a source straight away. I cannot believe you tried before you asked me this question.

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