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JOHANNESBURG — One of the bronze sculptures stolen from the Johannesburg Art Gallery is worth about $16,000. Curators fear thieves sold it to a scrap dealer for a mere $250. Prices for metals with industrial uses like copper — the main component in bronze — have been booming. And as the stolen bronzes fail to [...]

Tyrannosaurus-Scrap

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Erica

You might be familiar with some of his artwork; the lungfish sculpture that sits on the shores of the Burnett River in Bundaberg is one of John’s creations. But there is more in store as you step into his yard. I was welcomed into his home with the offer of a cup of tea, before [...]

Scrap Metal Artist, Ken Nyberg

Posted on February 10th, 2010 by admin

I always enjoy browsing the internet looking for various things related to scrap metal. For me, not everything is all about market projections and what the price will be next month. Here at Basic, we’ve had a variety of people who come to our yard looking for scraps…everything from welders-in-training, people needing spare parts for [...]