Cadmium has a higher luster and a blue-grey color than the metal pictured in the initial post. But the photo may not show the true color.
A good way to help identify the mystery metal is to measure one of the little ingots to determine volume in cubic centimeters, weigh it to determine mass in grams, and calculate density in grams per cubic centimeter. Cadmium 8.65 g/cc, lead 11.35 g/cc, and zinc 7.14.
Last edited by Tuzo; June 16, 2012 at 08:13 PM.