Learn about some of the most common terms used at Peñoles and in the mining and metals industry.

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  • Polymetallic

    Deposit, ore, rock or mineral in which several metals proliferate and coexist.

  • Porphyry deposit

    Low mineral deposit, characterized by the disseminated occurrence of mineral within a large volume of igneous rock with porphyry texture.

  • Precious metals

    Metals with a high economic value due to factors such as their scarcity, use in industrial processes and their role throughout history as a store value assets. Chemically, precious metals tend to be less reactive than most elements, and they are usually ductile and lustrous.

  • Precipitate

    Solid material derived from a liquid solution by means of precipitation.