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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In situ FTIR study of adhesive interactions of 4,4'methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and native metals. Int.
Hubert especially liked native metals; his collection contains two platinum nuggets from Russia, as well as 70 native gold specimens, including an amazing ribbon gold from Garden Valley, California; a large leaf gold from Jamestown, Tuolumne County, California; several fine Eagle's Nest mine golds; and two large and spectacular, somewhat waterworn gold crystals from Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela.
The presence of native metal melt inclusions does not suggest that all Ag and Bi were deposited from metal-rich melts; however, mobilization of native metals may be responsible for some of the observed textures in the veins and for some remobilization and concentration of Ag and Bi within the five-element (Ni-Co-As-Ag-Bi) veins at Cobalt and similar occurrences worldwide.