precious metal

noun
a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group.
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precious metal
 
n
any of the metals gold, silver, or platinum

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In addition, they will have to be cheaper: requiring the precious metal platinum would make them expensive.
In commercial cells, the dyes are made of the precious metal ruthenium.
One of the biggest mistakes of the year was to equate precious metal stock funds with gold investing.
Base and precious metal resources are any naturally occurring metallic mineral substances of economic value.
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