ASK OUR DEALERS: Identify my metal?

Shopper Mary asks “How do I figure out if it’s brass or just gold colored.”


Dealers Dan Carbon and Angela Baker always carry a secret weapon in their pockets — a magnet. That magnet helps identify metals. 

If the magnet sticks, it’s ferrous metal:

  • Iron and steel 
  • Nickel
  • Cobalt

If the magent does NOT stick, it’s a non-ferrous metal: 

  • Aluminum
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Pot metal
  • Pewter
  • Mercury
  • Silver

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