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Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel belongs to the transition metals and is hard and ductile. Pure nickel shows a significant chemical activity that can be observed when nickel is powdered to maximize the exposed surface area on which reactions can occur, but larger pieces of the metal are slow to react with air at ambient conditions due to the formation of a protective oxide surface. Even then, nickel is reactive enough with oxygen that native nickel is rarely found on Earth's surface, being mostly confined to the interiors of larger nickel–iron meteorites that were protected from oxidation during their time in space. On Earth, such native nickel is found in combination with iron, a reflection of those elements' origin as major end products of supernova nucleosynthesis. An iron–nickel mixture is thought to compose Earth's inner core. Pure native nickel is found in tiny amounts, usually in ultramafic rocks.
The use of nickel (as a natural meteoric nickel–iron alloy) has been traced as far back as 3500 BCE. Nickel was first isolated and classified as a chemical element in 1751 by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, who initially mistook its ore for a copper mineral. The element's name comes from a mischievous sprite of German miner mythology, Nickel (similar to Old Nick), that personified the fact that copper-nickel ores resisted refinement into copper. An economically important source of nickel is the iron ore limonite, which often contains 1–2% nickel. Nickel's other important ore minerals include garnierite, and pentlandite. Major production sites include the Sudbury region in Canada (which is thought to be of meteoric origin), New Caledonia in the Pacific, and Norilsk in Russia.
Because of nickel's slow rate of oxidation at room temperature, it is considered corrosion-resistant. Historically, this has led to its use for plating metals such as iron and brass, coating chemistry equipment, and manufacturing certain alloys that retain a high silvery polish, such as German silver. About 6% of world nickel production is still used for corrosion-resistant pure-nickel plating. Nickel-plated items are noted for provoking nickel allergy. Nickel has been widely used in coins, though its rising price has led to some replacement with cheaper metals in recent years.
Nickel is one of four elements that are ferromagnetic around room temperature. Alnico permanent magnets based partly on nickel are of intermediate strength between iron-based permanent magnets and rare-earth magnets. The metal is chiefly valuable in the modern world for the alloys it forms; about 60% of world production is used in nickel-steels (particularly stainless steel). Other common alloys, as well as some new superalloys, make up most of the remainder of world nickel use, with chemical uses for nickel compounds consuming less than 3% of production. As a compound, nickel has a number of niche chemical manufacturing uses, such as a catalyst for hydrogenation. Enzymes of some microorganisms and plants contain nickel as an active site, which makes the metal an essential nutrient for them.
For Sale is a Brand New Factory Sig Sauer P320 Nickel Legion Trigger. Only reason for selling is that I don't need it. The trigger came in a kit directly from Sig Sauer. These retail for $99.
I'm asking $75. I will ship at Buyer's Expense.
22 Factory rounds of 270 WSM, loaded with 140 gr Fail Safes, nickel cases, 18 once-fired cases. Great elk loads!
Located in Roundup, Montana, often in Billings. Asking $100, open to trades/offers. 541-408-7826
I have had this for a while but I have never once fired it, and I got it new in box when they first came out. I just don't have room for it in the safe at the moment.
Looking to get $400 out of it, and transfer can be done here in La Grande at windhill holsters.
Up for sale are the following Federal Premium 45-70 300gr rounds:
HammerDown - 100rds - @$2.70/rd - $270
Vital Shok - 60rds - @$3/rd - $180
$450 for all. Cash or Venmo. No trades. Can meet in Hillsboro, Portland, or Scappoose.
Smith and wesson
No factory box
Not looking to sell only looking for trades at the moment. I like mostly handguns but I also like rifles chambered 762x39 and 308
I have a like new , no more than 20rds through it
Nickel 1911 sig sauer 45 ACP
comes with factory night sites and magwell
extra set of G10 grips
2 - 8rd Magazines
I am looking to sell it for 800.00 750.00 and buyer pays transfer...
Want to sell 200 rounds of Federal HST in 124gr. This is loaded at +P specs.
Premium defense ammo....I can't take it with me....and Uncle Sam won't store it for me. So, someone else gets to use it.
Nice and shiny nickel plated cases....Ooooooh.
EVIL 50 ROUND BOXES!
And.... the boxes say...
I purchased two nice single action revolvers over the last couple months assuming I'd be getting into cowboy action shooting. Unfortunately other life priorities have taken over and I'm gonna put these up for sale instead.
This is a new, never fired Cimarron Pistolero chambered...
I have 160 pieces of .223 nickel brass
Been cleaned and inspected but not processed any further
looking to trade for .357 magnum brass and 158gr bullets
also interested in bullets for 45acp and 150gr .30cal
Located in Vancouver, can meet in PDX some days...