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Arc melted button.
An example of the element Nickel

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Nickel Arc melted button
Arc melted button.
I've been experimenting very a very crude arc melting furnace made from a box of firebrick, an old 275A stick welder, two graphite electrodes, and a small graphite crucible. I melted this button of solid nickel down out of a small pile of the nickel balls described above. Not bad for a $15 furnace (not counting the welder).
Source: Theodore Gray
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 23 August, 2003
Price: $5/pound
Size: 3/4"
Purity: 99.9%
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