Base Metals

The most common base metals are copper, lead,nickel, tin, aluminium, and zinc. Base metals are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, lead has proven to be a reliable source for batteries, and nickel often is used to strengthen and harden metal alloys, including stainless steel. Base metals also are used frequently to coat other metals. For example, zinc is used to coat galvanized steel.

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Jubilee Metals

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“It is this ingenuity that has led Jubilee to implement ground breaking solutions in South Africa that create sustainable opportunities."

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Guinea

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Force Commodities

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