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Published on Jan 14, 2011

Discovery Information
Who: Axel Cronstedt
When: 1751
Where: Sweden

Name Origin
German: kupfernickel (false copper); nickel (satan).
"Nickel" in different languages.

Chiefly found in limonite (Fe,Ni)O(OH), garnierite (Ni,Mg)3Si2O5(OH) and pentlandite [(Ni,Fe)9S8] ore. It is also found in magmatic sulfide deposits where the principal ore mineral is pentlandite, (Ni, Fe)9S8.
Primary producers are Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Caledonia, Cuba, Indonesia, the USA and Canada. Over 1.3 millions tons are produced annually.
Used mainly in metal alloys because of its resistance to corrosion. Also in nickel-cadmium batteries, as a catalyst, a green tint in glass, electroplating and for coins.
Nickel consumption can be summarized as: nickel steels (60%), nickel-copper alloys and nickel silver (14%), malleable nickel, nickel clad and Inconel (9%), plating (6%), nickel cast irons (3%), heat and electric resistance alloys (3%), nickel brasses and bronzes (2%), others (3%).

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