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|Lustre:||Metallic||Hardness:||2 - 3½|
|Name:||The name is the British spelling for the element of which it is comprised.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Aluminium.
Classification of Aluminium
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||1/A.03-05|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||1.AA.05|
1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
A : Copper-cupalite family
|Dana 7th edition ID:||184.108.40.206|
|Dana 8th edition ID:||220.127.116.11|
1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||1.21|
1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Aluminium
|Co-type Localities:||Billeekh Intrusion, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
Dike OB-255, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
|Place of Conservation of Type Material:||Geological Museum, Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia.|
|Year of Discovery:||1978|
Occurrences of Aluminium
|Geological Setting:||In a gabbro-dolerite massif (Billeekh intrusion, Russia); in aluminum-rich rocks; in high-temperature hydrothermal Sn–W deposits and their alteration zones; in volcanic ash.|
Physical Properties of Aluminium
|Hardness (Mohs):||2 - 3½|
Crystallography of Aluminium
|Cell Parameters:||a = 4.04Å|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 65.94 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
|Morphology:||Typically granular massive, may be platy or scaly, to 1 mm.|
Optical Data of Aluminium
Chemical Properties of Aluminium
|All elements listed in formula:||Al|
|CAS Registry number:||7429-90-5|
CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society
Relationship of Aluminium to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Aluminium
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
|External Links||Search for toxicity information at the United States National Library of Medicine|
References for Aluminium
American Mineralogist: 65: 205.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 113: 210-215.
Best Localities for Aluminium
|Best of Species:||Aluminium|
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Localities for Aluminium
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Locality Updated: Macibini meteorite, Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South AfricaFrom Lon Clay Hill, 14th Sep 2014 23:37:36