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Why Does It Feel Heavier than 100 ounces?

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Got this doorstop from SD for a great price. If I didn't buy it from them I would swear it was steel.
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Silver is a lot heavier than steel, it is as heavy as lead.

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These are great for demonstrating magnetic induction/braking. Find yourself a good sized rare earth magnet and move it across the surface of the bar...you will feel the drag of the opposing field generated by induced current in the bar by the moving magnetic field.

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Did you weigh it? Weigh yourself, write down the weight, weigh you holding the bar, subtract the first weigh from the second to get the bar weight.
On a regular bathroom scale it should weigh 6.85 pounds.

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That’s what she said...
 

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Maybe someone drilled it and filled it with gold.

If only!

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It feels like 20 lbs, extra heavy, much like the ridiculous premiums on bars now. Any premium <$2 oz will translate into lack of supply.

If you really want silver you can buy it online, but it's gonna cost ya.

Maybe it isn’t silver. Maybe it’s one of the very much more expensive white metals.

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I also notice that it doesn’t say on the bar that it’s silver.

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