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Why gold is not attracted to magnets?


A good question, although you could just as fairly ask why Iron is. There aren't very many matierials that are attracted to magnets in thier elemental forms, there are even a few that are repelled by a magnetic field! Gold in Jewlery is often plated over a less expensive metal, but these are typicly also not metals attracted to magnets. In it's refined form, there are so few impurities present that only the gold (and it's lack of attraction to magnets) remains.

I hope this helps.

Ryan B.

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