This is inside the forest of Dangoma Jema’a LGA, Kaduna State where Nickel was discovered.
The discovery has been confirmed by authorities at the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development. A private mining firm discovered the “world class and highly unusual” Nickel.The private mining syndicate is reportedly headed by Hugh Morgan, a mining industry veteran.
Nickel is a silvery-white metal with a shiny surface common to most metals, and is ductile and capable of being drawn into thin wires. The name is said to come from the German word Kupfernickel, meaning “Old Nick’s copper,” a term used by German miners.
It is also said to be one of three naturally occurring elements that is strongly magnetic. The other two are iron and cobalt, but nickel is less magnetic than either iron or cobalt.