Scrap metal prices change on a constant basis, but at the moment scrap copper is being bought for $3.59/pound in California.
Copper beats out Aluminum by a long shot, its currently going for $0.92/pound, and zinc is only $0.93/pound. The big winner in scrap metal right now is nickel which is being bought at $7.72/pound.
Copper is a mineral that is found in Earth’s crust which has high thermal and electrical conduction properties.
Pure copper is soft and malleable and a newly exposed surface has an almost pink or peachy tint. Copper is very commonly used as an electrical conductor, thermal conductor, and as part of various alloys.
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