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"Vanadium - A white metal, discovered in 1830, worth $10,000 per pound.
Rubidium - An alkaline metal, so-called, for exhibiting dark red lines In the spectrum analysis, worth $9,070 per pound.
Zirconium - A metal obtained from the minerals zircon and hyacinth, in the form of a black powder, worth $7,200 per pound.
Lithium - An alkaline metal; the lightest metal known, worth $7,000 per pound.
Glucinum - A metal in the form of a greyish black powder, worth $5,400 per pound.
Calcium - The metallic base of lime, worth $1,500 per pound.
Strontium - A malleable metal of a yellowish color, worth $1,200 per pound.
Terbium - Obtained from the mineral gado-linite, found in Sweden, worth $4,080 per pound.
Yttrium - Discovered in 1828, is of greyish black color, and its lustre perfectly metallic, worth $4,080 per pound.
Erbium - The metal found associated with yttrium, worth $3,400 per pound.
Cerium - A metal of high specific gravity, a greyish white color, with a lamellar texture, worth $3,400 per pound.
Didymium - A metal found associated with cerium, worth $3,200 per pound.
Ruthenium-Of a greyish color, very hard and brittle, extracted from the ores of platinum, worth $2,400 per pound.
Rhodium - Of a white color and metallic lustre, and extremely hard and brittle. It requires the strongest heat that can be produced by a wind furnace for its fusion, and worth $2,300 per pound.
Niobium - Previously named columbinum, first discovered in an ore found at New London, Conn., worth $2,300 per pound.
Barium - The metallic base of baryta, worth $1,800 per pound.
Palladium - A metal discovered in 1802, and found in very small grains, of a steel-grey color and fibrous structure, worth $1,400 per pound.
Osmium - A brittle, grey-colored metal, found with platinum, worth $1,300 per pound.
Iridium - Found native as an alloy with osmium in lead-grey scales, and is the heaviest of known substances, worth $ 1,090 per pound.
Gold - Found native in several countries, of great antiquity, worth $296.62 1/2 per pound.
Silver - A metal found and used since the days of Abraham, worth $18.86 per pound.