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base metal

n
(Alchemy) any of certain common metals such as copper, lead, zinc, and tin, as distinct from the precious metals, gold, silver, and platinum

base′ met′al


n.
any metal other than a precious or noble metal.
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Noun1.base metal - a metal that is common and not considered preciousbase metal - a metal that is common and not considered precious; "lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals"
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
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base metal

base metal

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References in classic literature ?
No difference in this respect between the base metals and the precious.
Paper money may deceive the ignorant, but nobody is deceived by tokens of base metal that have no value but merely jingle.
Absence is the acid-test of love that separates the base metal from the true.
It is all a groping and ignorant effort to construct out of base metal and brass filings, so to speak, something to take the place of that golden treasure denied them by Nature, a child.
Pretending to look earnestly at this respectable person's stomach, Roderick assured him that his snake was a copper-head and had been generated by the immense quantities of that base metal with which he daily defiled his fingers.
In return, Endeavour has granted Capstone the right to explore and mine for base metals below the elevation of 2,000 masl on the Endeavours Calicanto concessions.
In the current research, geochemical studies of stream sediments, panned concentrates and Quaternary deposits were carried out for gold, silver and base metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Ni, Cr and Cd).
Base Metal Catalyst is a catalyst that does not contain PGMs, and many base metals have been studied in the past for automotive emission control, such as Cu, Co, Fe, Ni, and Mn, etc.
The report also includes demand drivers affecting base metals mining in Russia, profiles of major base metals (copper, nickel and zinc) producing companies and information on the active, exploration and development copper, nickel and zinc projects.
The outlook for the global base metals industry remains stable, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report.
Global Banking News-April 26, 2013--Citi names global head of base metals sales(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Copper Mesa(TSX:CUX), a mineral exploration and development company, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Atlas Base Metals Incorporated (Atlas Base Metals), a privately held base metals exploration company.