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  1. Base Metal - Any non-ferrous metal excuding precious metals.  Common non-ferrous metals
    include aluminum, tin, copper, nickel, and zinc.

  2. Pewter - A metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder
    consisting of 1-15 percent copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower
    grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint.

  3. Sterling Silver - An alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals,
    usually copper.  Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft for producing functional objects,
    and in Sterling the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give strength while preserving the
    ductility of the silver and a high precious metal content.