As commodities, the precious metals are subject to the same laws as other commodities.
There's the ground, and there's the precious metals it's a-tryin' to hold back on us.
So the first we call Platter; the second Plate, when of the precious metals.
The East has been known for ages as a "sink of the precious metals."
The precious metals and the sulphides of the base metals are rare.
They may have used the precious metals, not as money but for ornaments.
Now I—can—find water, and I have a notion that I can find the precious metals too.
The interdiction of the precious metals was therefore of later origin.
We spoke of the bending twig by which, it is said, precious metals may be discovered.
At this time interest in Guiana and its precious metals had revived.