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n.- A mineral NiAs of a pale copper red color and metallic luster usually occurring massive and composed essentially of a nickel arsenide.

Usage examples (5)
  • From very early times nickel-bearing minerals, such as niccolite, were mixed with glass to create green glass.
  • He named the new metal nickel after the mineral name of niccolite.
  • When nickel was extracted from niccolite, the mineral name was a logical source of the name for the element, nickel.
  • In 1751, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt of Sweden attempted to extract copper from the mineral niccolite and to his surprise got a silvery-white metal, instead of the copper. for more
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