A list of magnetic metals includes iron, nickel, cobalt and metal mixtures that include at least one of the three. Magnetic metals are classified as metals that are attracted by the magnetic field.
The mechanical properties of magnetic metals are strength, hardness, ductility, elasticity and creep. Most precious metals such as gold and silver are not magnetic metals. Making a permanent magnet out of a magnetic metal, such as nickel, requires the metal to go through the process of ferromagnetism. This process is the only way to create a permanent magnetic with a force strong enough to be physically felt.