Concept

Polymetal

Summary
In chemistry or mining, polymetal or polymetallic is a substance composed of a combination of different metals. When the substance contains only two metals the term bimetal (bimetallic) is sometimes preferred. A (or ) is an ore that is the source of more than one metal suitable for recovery. A mine containing polymetallic ore is a . Concretions of manganese and iron (and other metals) found on the ocean floor are called s. They are sometimes called manganese nodules, after their principal component. See also
  • Alloy
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