precious metal

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precious metal

[′presh·əs ′med·əl]
(metallurgy)
A relatively scarce, valuable metal, such as gold, silver, and members of the platinum group.
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Rare Metals and Gems Investors LLC has negotiated a multi-faceted marketing agreement with the producer of two unique products, natural white and rare coloured diamonds finished from raw yellow/brown diamonds; and, a trademarked, one-of-a-kind, molecularly derived precious metal, called Luxium.
Wind power manufacturers, like General Electric, shifted away from using technologies requiring rare earths, a set of rare metals produced almost entirely in China.
For a hundred years, we have been throwing away batteries in which these rare metals are almost 100% pure, in order to dig fresh metals out of the earth, at about 1% concentration.
For 100 years we have been throwing away batteries in which these rare metals are almost 100% pure, in order to dig fresh metals out of the earth, at about 1% concentration.
The acquisition will expand Molycorp's technology portfolio to include production of magnetic powders and rare metals including gallium, indium and rhenium, as well as zirconium oxide.
The dual use of rare metals as currency hedges and industrial components is putting significant pressure on the demand for commodities such as gold and platinum.
"It is also the first time that such a variety of precious metals, non-ferrous metals and rare metals have been found in a single deposit in Zhejiang," he added.
A government-backed natural resources exploration agency launched a 6,100-ton ship at a Yamaguchi Prefecture shipyard Wednesday to search for rare metals and other resources in the seabed.
said Tuesday its subsidiary has turned collecting and recycling the rare metals in lithium-ion batteries into a business for the first time in Japan.
He's sought to educate prospectors and mining companies on how to recognize and differentiate between rare metals and rare earth elements based on their geological settings and associated rock.
The Mongolian premier told Kan that his country encourages investment from Japan in resource development projects including those concerning rare metals.
Summary: BEIJING, July 17, 2010, SPA -- China&'s premier tried to reassure foreign business leaders Saturday that his country&'s investment climate was stable and said Beijing would not block export of rare metals needed to make computers and mobile phones, state media reported, according to AP....