Base metal is the collective term for any and all non-precious metals. It refers to any of the more common and more chemically active metals, example leadcopper;

The principal metal of an alloy, example is the copper in brass; a classification of metals usually considered to be of low value and higher chemical activity when compared with the noble metals (goldsilverplatinum, etc.). This nonspecific term generally refers to the high-volume, low-value metals copper, lead, tin, and zinc; the metal base to which a coating or plating is applied; and chief constituent of a metal alloy; e.g., brass is a copper-base alloy.

- 87234/2006-09-16


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