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How is it mined, refined and produced? How ductile, malleable, lustrous and conductive is it? Does it rust? And if so how can we protect it from rust? And can I have a picture of it's molecular structure?

If you could send me this I would be really grateful!

Michael Gagula
- Australia, Victoria and Melbourne



Re nickel, why in the heck don't you go to a library, eh? They'll have all that info there.

You may have a local Assay Company in town. Try A.E.S. Chemex (Chemex were the largest Assayers in the world but an Oz Company bought them up). And I'm damn sure you don't know what 'assay' means ... so look it up!

They could give you, if you asked nicely, all the info you wanted. Oh, yes, INCO are the largest nickel producers in the world and no, nickel does N O T rust. Only iron and old soldiers rust away. Nickel is a beautiful alloying material and gives/imparts corrosion resistance and malleability.

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Freeman Newton
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

(It is our sad duty to
advise that Freeman passed away
April 21, 2012. R.I.P. old friend).



I am an art student in Nigeria, I was in a research of stones for my sculpture work when stumbled into a stone called nickel. My question is this:-(1) What is nickel? (2) What is nickel? used for? (3) Where can nickel be found. (4) What are the whole things nickel is used for?.

- Edo state, Edo, Nigeria


Nickel is an element, like gold or silver, meaning it is one of those pure substances that can't be separated into chemical constituents. It is a metal, and most of your questions can be answered by visiting the Nickel Development Institute's web page at Have fun!

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