Nonferrous Metal Photo Gallery - How to Identify Nonferrous Metals
By Rick LeBlanc
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West Coast Metal Recycling
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, in addition to small amounts of other metals including manganese, tin, iron or aluminum. The color range of brass includes red, yellow, gold and silver. In terms of magnetic attraction, it can show from nonmagnetic to slightly magnetic. On the grinding wheel it will range between no sparking to short red sparks.