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    Ferrite? Need help with them

    Hey Fellow Scrappers I'm almost a year into scrapping and I have been holding on to ferrite because I was told it will potentially become worthy later. Does anyone know anything about that? Thanks.



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    I'm going to tell the plain truth here, but whoever told you ferrite was going to be worth more later told you a lie. It some kind of pressed material with iron inside of it so it will stick to a magnet. It is only worth steel price.
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    If a magnet sticks, it goes in the shred. That's fair, right?

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    It's true and will become very valuable in a couple months. I'll make you a deal on the couple hundred pounds I have stockpiled - $10.00 a pound.

    Just kidding - never be worth more than Light Iron, Shred or whatever term you want to use.
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    I saw someone posted they were getting $1 lb for it. No idea who, or which thread, and it's going on a year ago. They went on to explain that Ferrite was as close to pure iron as it could get, hence Fe being the symbol for iron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    I saw someone posted they were getting $1 lb for it. No idea who, or which thread, and it's going on a year ago. They went on to explain that Ferrite was as close to pure iron as it could get, hence Fe being the symbol for iron
    Ferrite is partly ceramic and breaks easily. Far, far from pure iron. Fe is the symbol for iron but has no relation to ferrite except being the first two letters.

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    haha! I'll tell em that if I ever see em again ; )

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    This might help, thank to Wiki;

    "Ferrites are usually non-conductive ferrimagnetic ceramic compounds derived from iron oxides such as hematite (Fe2O3) or magnetite (Fe3O4) as well as oxides of other metals. Ferrites are, like most other ceramics, hard and brittle. In terms of their magnetic properties, the different ferrites are often classified as "soft" or "hard", which refers to their low or high magnetic coercivity".
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    i wonder if ferrite and magnets are similar ?

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    I'm not completely sure, but I think magnets are made by "charging" ferrite into being magnetic.

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    One guy said he got a dollar a pound for magnets too

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    I think Mike the scrapper on Youtube said that..

    I think I'm going a bit crazy.. I was sure you said something about smashing them or breaking them after my post...and now you're talking about dollar a pound for magnets. Did that post get deleted or am I imagining things?

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    Ferrite will go up to the value of copper the day Leverrite gets up there with Alum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rawresale View Post
    I'm not completely sure, but I think magnets are made by "charging" ferrite into being magnetic.
    Ferrite (magnet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I think it's the Barium and Strontium that makes it valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawresale View Post
    I think Mike the scrapper on Youtube said that..

    I think I'm going a bit crazy.. I was sure you said something about smashing them or breaking them after my post...and now you're talking about dollar a pound for magnets. Did that post get deleted or am I imagining things?
    Yeah, I wanted to put that one instead ; ) They do smash just about identically, except the magnet sticks to anything metal it flies into


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