Try to fit this in your pocket

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  1. John E.

    John E. TPF Noob!

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    I believe this is the worlds largest nickle

    A large nickle rich meteor crashed eons ago into what is now known as the Sudbury Basin in Ontario Canada. Sudbury has been producing a large portion of the worlds nickle for approximatly a 100yrs. In tribute for the wealth generated, Inco had this nickle fabricated for the locals and tourists.

    Sudbury also hosted the testing of the moon buggy for America's moon landing.


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  2. Nytmair

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    very cool! about how big is that thing?
     
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    cool pic cruzin!

    where the heck have you been man? judging from your post...canada?
     
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    Great shots of the "Big Nickle".
     
  5. John E.

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    I didn't measure but it appeared to me to about 25ft high.

    JonMikal wrote:
    Been on the road a fair amont lately, I was in Sudbury for extra training.

    Picksure wrote:
    Thanks, would have like to have been able too take pictures of the nickle when there wasn't so much stray light around it from flood lights, but it was both dark when I arrived and left from work :irked:
     

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