Archive for the Elemental Minerals Category

The Native Mercury

The chemical composition of the Native Mercury is indicated by the symbol Hg, Elemental Mercury. This Mercury belongs to the Elemental class. Mercury is also a member of the Gold Group of minerals. Native Mercury is considered a minor ore of mercury. It is also used in electrical switches as…

The Element Manganese

??? The chemical symbol of element Manganese is indicated by Mn. This Manganese belongs to the Elemental Class. Manganese has many uses or applications. Manganese crystals are however, yet to be found in nature. Technically, Manganese is not considered as mineral. However, its laboratory grown specimens can look like a…

Native Lead

The chemical composition of the Elemental Lead is indicated by the formula Pb. The symbol Pb of lead was derived from the Latin word plumbum. Lead belongs to the Elemental mineral class. Lead is also a member of the Gold Mineral Group. Native Lead is most commonly used as mineral…

The Iron-Nickel

The chemical composition of the Elemental Iron-Nickel is indicated by Fe-Ni. Iron-Nickel belongs to the Elemental mineral class. This is also a member of the Iron Group. Iron-Nickel is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid…

The Graphite

Graphite is an Elemental Carbon with chemical symbol C. This Graphite belongs to the Native Elements mineral class. Graphite is most commonly used for the lead in pencils. It is also used in high-strength composites and as lubricant. It is also used as a toughener of steel. Graphite is also…

Mineral Native Gold

The chemical symbol of the mineral Native Gold is indicated by Au, the Elemental Gold. This Native Gold belongs to the Elemental mineral class. Native Gold is considered as the major ore of gold and as an ore mineral it is most often found exhibiting nice and fascinating appearance when…

Mineral Diamond

??? ??? ??? ??? The chemical composition of the mineral Diamond is indicated by the formula C, the Elemental Carbon. This Diamond belongs to the Native Elements mineral class. Diamond is most commonly used as gemstone for it displays exquisite beauty when viewed with or without the aid of gemological…

Element Cobalt

??? ??? ??? The elemental mineral Cobalt is actually a chemical element with chemical symbol Co and atomic number 27 in the periodic table of elements. This Cobalt has many applications for metallic cobalt. And this mineral element has yet to be found in nature. But this element can be…

Mineral Aluminum

The chemical composition of the mineral Aluminum is indicated by the formula Al, Elemental Aluminum. This Aluminum belongs to the Elements mineral class. Aluminum actually has its atomic number 13 in the periodic table of elements. It has been known scientifically that elemental form of Aluminum rarely occurs naturally. It…

Native Arsenic

The chemical formula for Native Arsenic is indicated by As, Elemental Arsenic. This Arsenic belongs to the Elemental mineral class. Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and an atomic number 33 in the periodic table of elements. The Elemental group usually includes metals and intermetallic elements such as…