Cobalt (Co)

Small amounts of cobalt compounds are found in rocks, plants and animals but they are always found in conjunction with other elements and never alone. Cobalt is frequently associated with nickel and both of these elements can be found in meteoric iron. Metallic cobalt has two crystallographic structures, which are hcp and fcc. Cobalt is protected from oxidation by a passivating oxide film which makes it a weakly reducing metal. At regular temperatures Cobalt reacts slowly to mineral acids.


Co Oxide

Co Oxide

Cobalt Oxide

Cobalt Oxide is mainly useful as a coloring agent and is an inorganic compound that has a beautiful olive green or red color. 

Co Hydroxide  

Co Hydroxide  

Cobalt Hydroxide

Cobalt Hydroxide is useful as a drying agent in paints and inks as well as in battery manufacturing. It has two main colors, a rose-red color and a bluish green color. 

Co Sulfate

Co Sulfate

COBALT Sulfate

Cobalt Sulfate is useful in the manufacturing of glass, pigments, batteries and more. This mineral is also water soluble which makes it useful in Inks and soil additives.

Co Metal

Co Metal

Cobalt Metal

Cobalt is a hard silverfish metal that is useful in jewelry making and even vitamins. With it’s varied usefulness it has become something that we all interact with on a daily basis.

Copper (Cu)

(Cu) is an element commonly used in electrical wiring, roofing, plumbing and industrial machinery. It is also used in the nutrition industry as a digestible supplement. 


Cu Powder

Cu Powder

Copper Powder

Copper Powder is used in brazing, metallurgy, filtration, printing, surface coating, welding, copper fortification and with sinistered and friction products. 

Cu Sulfate

Cu Sulfate

Copper Sulfate

Copper Sulfate is used in everything from Crop Treatment to leather treatment to Pesticide mixtures and is probably most famous for it’s use in fireworks and pyrotechnics. 

Cu Concentrate

Cu Concentrate

COpper Concentrate

Copper Concentrate is commonly purchased by smelters and refineries who then process it into refined copper. It is used in multiple applications but is mainly used in different wiring construction.

Cu Metal

Cu Metal

Copper Metal

Copper Metal is used in numerous applications, but is most famous for its use electrical wiring applications. Its high conductivity and ductility make it ideal for electrical transmission.

Nickel (Ni)

Nickel (Ni) is a chemical element that can be found in stainless steel, alnico magnets, coins, rechargeable batteries, electric guitar strings, microphone capsules, glass tinting solutions and various alloys. These alloys include: nickel brasses and bronzes, and alloys with copper, chromium, aluminum, lead, cobalt, silver, and gold. Nickel is mostly an alloy metal, and therefore is seen in a lot of items that most people interact with on a daily basis. 


Ni Oxide

Ni Oxide

Nickel Oxide

Nickel Oxide is useful in pigment, glass, and many other things. It was even used in making the Edison Battery in 1901. With it’s wide uses Nickel Oxide is a part of all of our lives today.

Ni Powder

Ni Powder

Nickel Powder

Nickel Powder is a fine non-filamentary powder. It is ideal for use in thin conductive coatings, such as those found in multilayer capacitors, where uniformity of size is critical. Because of its specific nature we don’t see Nickel Powder in our daily lives as much as other minerals.

Ni Sulfate

Ni Sulfate

Nickel Sulfate

Nickel Sulfate is a highly soluble, paramagnetic, blue-colored salt. It is a common source of the Ni2+ ion for electroplating. It is most commonly used in chemical nickel plating, aluminum coloring, and in battery materials. 

Ni Metal

Ni Metal

Nickel Metal

Nickel is the fifth most common element in the Earth’s crust and as such has many varied applications. Nickel is used in everything from stainless steel, kitchen equipment, plating, and Electronics. With so many uses Nickel is a part of everyone’s daily life. 

Sodium

Sodium (Na) is a chemical element that is a highly reactive, silverish alkali metal. It does not occur in nature but must be prepared from its compounds. It is the sixth most abundant element in Earth’s crust. It exists in several minerals including feldspar, sodalite, and rock salt. Chloride and sodium are the elements that are most commonly dissolved of Earth’s oceans. When it comes to animals, sodium is considered a dietary inorganic macro-mineral. 


Na Metal

Na Metal

Sodium Metal

Sodium is a chemical element that is highly useful in everything from internal combustion engines to soap. Sodium is a silverfish alkali metal that does not occur in nature but is very useful in many industries. 

Na Carbonate

Na Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate is most well known as a water softener, but is used in applications ranging from taxidermy to baking. With so many uses Sodium Carbonate has made its way into our daily lives. 

Na Hydroxide

Na Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide is a highly corrosive base which makes it very useful in neutralizing acidic water as well as the production of cleaners, soap and paper. Because of it’s corrosive nature Sodium Hydroxide is treated very carefully to avoid any destruction. 

Zinc

Zinc (Zn) is chemically similar to magnesium and is the 24th most abundant element in Earth’s crust. The largest zinc supplies are in Australia, Asia and the US. It is most commonly used to galvanize various metals in order to fight corrosion. Zinc is often combined with copper to create the popular alloy: brass. Not only is brass more ductile and stronger than copper but it also has greater corrosion resistance. Brass is used in communication equipment, hardware, musical instruments, and water valves.


Zn Ingot

Zn Ingot

Zinc Ingot

Zinc Ingot is useful in everything from batteries to roofing. Ingot is made by first melting the material and then freezing it in a mold. 

Zn Metal

Zn Metal

Zinc Metal

Zinc Metal is highly useful in many industries including roofing, batteries, electric, and in use for tools and appliances. 

Zn Oxide

Zn Oxide

Zinc Oxide

Contrary to popular belief about half of Zinc Oxide’s usage is in the rubber industry. It helps to make rubber a more durable material while also protecting it against fungi. 

Zn Powder

Zn Powder

Zinc Powder

Zinc powder is an energy source in alkaline batteries pumping charges from the positive to the negative terminals. It is also used in cosmetics, projectiles rocket fuel and cementation. 

Zn Sulfate

Zn Sulfate

ZINC Sulfate

The heptahydrate form of zinc sulfate is commercially the most commonly used form of Zinc Sulfate. This mineral is highly valuable in many industries including animal foods, agriculture, fertilizers and more.