The base metal family consists of the following;
Base Metal, in economics, refers to the non-ferrous, industrial type metals, excluding those that are precious, such as gold and silver.
The base metals, some would say, are the base of the global economy. Watch the base metals, mainly copper, and you will get a good feel for whats going on in the world on any given day.
Copper is a base metal that some precious metal dealers keep an eye on and offer as an investment option.