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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3+]--and that it was these ions, not the native metal, that were responsible for the antibacterial effect.
The surface area of mill scale coating or of rust is greater than that of the underlying native metal (steel) and the thicker the mill scale coating the more adsorption is expected to occur.
Gold and silver mineralization occurs in the hanging and footwall as native metal and associated with disseminations, blebs and fracture fillings of arsenopyrite, pyrite.
Here, microorganisms change me into methylated organic forms that, unlike my native metal, are easy for organisms to absorb.
Chapters 2 on mining archaeology and 3 on native metals are particularly attractive and provide a very good review of current ideas.