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What are Base Metals?

Base metals are basically any common metal that is not a noble metal nor precious metal. Still confused? Not to worry; continue reading to learn what all of these terms mean, as well as, some examples of each. Base Metals … Continue reading

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Three Common Categories of Metal Sensing Processes

There are three common categories of metal sensing processes, all of which effectively improve metal recovery rates. Continue reading to learn more about metal sensing processes, including where to get the highest profit for your scrap metal findings. Metal sensing … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for Scrap Metal to Sell for Cash?

Local scrap yards and metal recycling centers generally pay you to turn over your scrap metal and junk metal items. In fact, it is a great hobby that not only helps the environment and contributes to the economic health of … Continue reading

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Comparing 409, 439, and 430 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal

As discussed in our last blog, in order for stainless steel to have magnetic properties, two essential elements must be present: iron, which is a ferrous metal (or metal with high amounts of ferrite), and a crystal composition arranged in … Continue reading

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3 Types of Magnetic Stainless Steel

In our last blog, we discussed which attributes make stainless steel magnetic, and how to determine if your stainless steel is ferrous or not. In this blog, we will show you the 3 common types of magnetic stainless steel, and … Continue reading

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Does Stainless Steel Have Magnetic Properties?

Stainless steel is one of the most sought-after metals in various industries all over the world for many reasons. One of the most valuable properties of stainless steel is its non-porous and thus, resistance to corrosion. You see, stainless steel … Continue reading

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What is Prime Scrap Metal?

Also known as “prompt” or “new” scrap, prime scrap metal is a fervently sought-after commodity, and for many good reasons. Continue reading to learn some facts about prime scrap metal, including where to make the most money by selling it … Continue reading

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A List of Transition Metals and Properties

If you look at the periodic table, you will notice that the largest group of elements are transition metals, which make up most of the center of the table. Below the main portion of the table, the two rows of … Continue reading

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Check Out All the Metal Scrap We Buy in Indianapolis!

Here at Garden City Iron & Metal, our experienced scrap metal buyers are well-versed in the industry’s best practices and current market values for metal, as well as, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies, which means that you can trust … Continue reading

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Important Scrap Metal Terms and Definitions

If you are preparing to enter the world of metal scrapping, you would do well to learn some important metal terms to better understand the average worth of your junk when it comes time to sell it off to a … Continue reading

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