Palladium is a metal with the symbol Pd. Forty-six is its atomic number. This metal is not found easily. Its color may resemble silver due to its silvery white color, but it isn’t. It was discovered in the early 1800s. Nickel is a metal that has a symbol of Ni. Its atomic number is 28. Both of these elements are found on the Periodic Table.
Nickel is much easier to find than Palladium. However, the raw nickel can only be found in the core of the Earth. Norilsk Nickel is a company that is known for mining both nickel and palladium. So, it is unusual that this company is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. It is a Russian company.