What does it look, feel, taste, or smell like?
Nickel is a silvery white metal.
How was it discovered?
Nickel was discovered in 1751 in Stockholm, Sweden by a Swedish scientist named Axel Fredric Cronstedt.
Where did its name come from?
Nickel was named after a mischievous German sprite, Nickel, after miners blamed him for being unable to extract any copper from what they thought was copper ore, but which actually contained nickel.
Where is it found?
Nickel is very common in the Earth's crust.
What are its uses?
Nickel is found in many coins including, of course, nickels.
Is it dangerous?
Nickel can cause allergic reactions from skin contact. This is sometimes a problem with earrings for pierced ears, but many earrings are now made without nickel for this reason.
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