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n.1.(Min.) Copper-nickel; niccolite. See Niccolite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He announced in [1] that Bismuth-like behaviour revealed the following natural minerals: Bleiglanz (Galena, PbS), Schwefelkies (Pyrite, Fe[S.sub.2]), Kupferkies (Chalcopyrite, CuFe[S.sub.2]), Arsenikkies (Arsenopyrite, AsFeS), Kupfernickel (Nickeline, NiAs), weisser Speiskobalt (white Skutterudite, (Co,Ni) [As.sub.3-x]).
NICKEL is from the German Kupfernickel, the ore from which it was first obtained in 1751.
Some of this sort of ore didn't yield cobalt, either, and the miners called it kupfernickel (Old Nick's copper, with reference to the devil).