- a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group.
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Here then in Franklin county it is recorded that the last horse belonging to Coronado and his band of precious-metal hunters died.Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences
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- any of the metals gold, silver, or platinum