Nickel is a silvery-white metal with a slight golden tinge that takes a high polish.
It is one of only four elements that are magnetic at or near room temperature.
Two thirds of nickel is used to make stainless steel. About 85% of metallic nickel is used in combination with other metals to make alloys and many other corrosion resistant alloys. Nickel is also used in coinage and for armor plating.