native metal

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native metal

[′nād·iv ′med·əl]
(geochemistry)
A metallic native element; includes silver, gold, copper, iron, mercury, iridium, lead, palladium, and platinum.
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Chapters 2 on mining archaeology and 3 on native metals are particularly attractive and provide a very good review of current ideas.
Jedwab, describing the documented presence of precious metal-bearing minerals, alloys and native metals in the Pisgah Volcanic edifice, is an important discovery.