precious metal


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any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry

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Being destitute of the precious metals, at that time the leading objects of American enterprise, they were long neglected by the parent country.
I certainly have heard many rumors of the existence of mines in these hills: and I do believe that I have seen specimens of the precious metals that have been found here.
Marmaduke questioned the miner very closely as to his reasons for believing in the existence of the precious metals near that particular spot; but the fellow maintained an obstinate mystery in his answers.
By multipying the means of gratification, by promoting the introduction and circulation of the precious metals, those darling objects of human avarice and enterprise, it serves to vivify and invigorate the channels of industry, and to make them flow with greater activity and copiousness.
They gazed down into the water, which was so transparent that it seemed as if they could have seen the gold and silver at the bottom, had there been any of those precious metals there.
Tabitha well understood that Peter had reference to an immense hoard of the precious metals, which was said to exist somewhere in the cellar or walls, or under the floors, or in some concealed closet, or other out-of-the-way nook of the house.
But the house, without losing its former aspect, had been changed into a palace of the precious metals.
The brightness of the precious metals was in his face, the smoothness of the precious metals was in his voice, as he provided himself with a new supply of words, and resumed the conversation.
But my people have worn green glasses on their eyes so long that most of them think it really is an Emerald City, and it certainly is a beautiful place, abounding in jewels and precious metals, and every good thing that is needed to make one happy.
In the far distance the Golden Cliffs raised their mighty barrier faces far into the starlit heavens, the precious metals and scintillating jewels that composed them sparkling in the brilliant light of Mars's two gorgeous moons.
A vast cave extended for miles and miles under the mountain, and in every direction were furnaces and forges glowing brightly and Nomes hammering upon precious metals or polishing gleaming jewels.
The heads, however, were covered with ornaments of precious metals and jewels, so that little more than eyes, nose, and mouth were discernible.
This is not true: all the large Chilian fortunes have been made by mines of the more precious metals.
This includes the analysis of precious metals works and bullion, their calibrations, their precious metal ratio, analysis of rocks and dust containing precious metals, determination of the precious metal ratio, analysis of the solutions containing precious metals, and the precious metal ratio.
On May 16, 2016, London time, ICBC Standard Bank PLC, a subsidiary controlled by ICBC, officially signed the agreement with Barclays Bank regarding the acquisition of the latters precious metal warehouse in London and all relevant precious metal warehousing lines.