The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has confirmed the discovery of Nickel in parts of Kaduna State.
According to the ministry, the discovery occurred some months back and experts from the ministry have been following the development as approved by law.
A private mining syndicate headed by Mr. HUGH MORGAN, a mining industry veteran made the discovery, which it said, was potentially of high quality.
According to the newspaper, the discovery is unusual because the nickel is found in small balls up to 3mm in diameter of high purity in shallow soils in what could be the surface expression of a much bigger hard-rock nickel field.
Nickel, a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge is used in the manufacture of several steel/metal based items including coins and alloy based products.