Tin is magnetic in the literal sense of the word. The effect is so weak that it could be considered non-magnetic for all practical purposes. It is called a paramagnetic substance scientifically, but it has such a weak ef... More »

Magnetic declination, also called "magnetic variation," is the angle between magnetic North and true North on the horizontal plane. The angle is measured in minutes and degrees and is indicated by the Greek symbol delta.... More » Science Physics Magnetism

In its pure form, platinum is not magnetic. According to the University of California at Berkeley, platinum alloys can be magnetic. Precious metals such as platinum are too soft to be formed into hard objects, so they ha... More »

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