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The Chemical Elements and Mineralogy

The periodic table of the elements. Click on an element to find out details about this element and related mineralogy. Elements in a darker shade of grey are not found in natural minerals but some may be found in trace amounts in the Earth.

1H 2He
3Li 4Be 5B 6C 7N 8O 9F 10Ne
11Na 12Mg 13Al 14Si 15P 16S 17Cl 18Ar
19K 20Ca 21Sc 22Ti 23V 24Cr 25Mn 26Fe 27Co 28Ni 29Cu 30Zn 31Ga 32Ge 33As 34Se 35Br 36Kr
37Rb 38Sr 39Y 40Zr 41Nb 42Mo 43Tc 44Ru 45Rh 46Pd 47Ag 48Cd 49In 50Sn 51Sb 52Te 53I 54Xe
55Cs 56Ba 57La 72Hf 73Ta 74W 75Re 76Os 77Ir 78Pt 79Au 80Hg 81Tl 82Pb 83Bi 84Po 85At 86Rn
87Fr 88Ra 89Ac 104Rf 105Db 106Sg 107Bh 108Hs 109Mt 110Ds 111Rg 112Cn 113Nh 114Fl 115Mc 116Lv 117Ts 118Og
58Ce 59Pr 60Nd 61Pm 62Sm 63Eu 64Gd 65Tb 66Dy 67Ho 68Er 69Tm 70Yb 71Lu
90Th 91Pa 92U 93Np 94Pu 95Am 96Cm 97Bk 98Cf 99Es 100Fm 101Md 102No 103Lr



Dmitry Mendeleev - father of the Periodic Table, and mineral collector



Dmitri Mendeleev in 1897


Most people are aware of Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev, who first proposed the Periodic Table of the Elements to the world back in 1869. But fewer people know that he was also a mineral collector. And fortunately his collection is still intact and on display in St. Petersburg University in Russia.

Mendeleev's Mineral Collection


Specimens from Mendeleev's collection


Quartz - Mendeleev collection
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