What Metals Are Attracted to Magnets?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 11:19:58 AM ET
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Metals that are attracted to magnets include iron, nickel and cobalt. The majority of metals are not attracted to magnets, including copper, silver, gold, magnesium, platinum and aluminum. However, the metals that are not attracted to magnets may magnetize slightly when placed in a magnetic field.