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Magnesium

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About MagnesiumHide

Formula:
Mg
Colour:
metallic white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
1.72
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
According to composition.
This page provides mineralogical data about Magnesium.


Classification of MagnesiumHide

Notes:
Unnamed (probably valid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.
1.AB.

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
B : Zinc-brass family

Physical Properties of MagnesiumHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
metallic white
Streak:
silvery
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Malleable
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
1.72 g/cm3 (Measured)    1.74 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of MagnesiumHide

Crystallography of MagnesiumHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/mmc
Setting:
P63/mmc
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.21 Å, b = 3.21 Å, c = 5.21 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 1.623
Unit Cell V:
46.49 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.778 Å(9)
2.600 Å(9)
2.443 Å(10)
2.097 Å(7)
1.605 Å(8)
1.471 Å(9)
1.390 Å(7)
1.365 Å(8)
1.342 Å(8)
1.302 Å(7)
1.226 Å(7)
1.180 Å(7)
1.086 Å(7)
1.052 Å(6)
1.029 Å(7)
1.012 Å(8)

Other Language Names for MagnesiumHide

Russian:Магний

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AB.05CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.05RheniumReHex.
1.AB.05ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.05TitaniumTiHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.10bDanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.AB.10aZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.AB.10aα-BrassCu3ZnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.AB.10bTongxiniteCu2ZnIso.
1.AB.10aZinccopperiteCu7Zn4 (?)
1.AB.10UM2003-03-E:AgAuCuZn(Cu,Au,Ag)4Zn
1.AB.10UM1980-01-E:CuZnCu3Zn
1.AB.10UM1980-02-E:CuZnCu4.45Zn

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for MagnesiumHide

Reference List:
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Novgorodova M.I. (1991) Was native magnesium discovered? Priroda, 1, 32-33 (in Russ.).
Novgorodova M.I. (1994) Crystallochemistry of native elements and natural intermetallic compounds. Itogi Nauki i Tekhniki (kristallokhimiya), 29, 154 (in Russ).
Novgorodova M.I. (1996) Native magnesium and the problem of its genesis. Geokhimiya, №1, 41-50 (in Russ.).

Internet Links for MagnesiumHide

Localities for MagnesiumHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Costa Rica
 
  • Alajuela Province
Rodríguez, A., & van Bergen, M. J. (2017). Superficial alteration mineralogy in active volcanic systems: An example of Poás volcano, Costa Rica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 346, 54-80.
France
 
  • New Caledonia
    • Southern Province
      • Mont-Dore Commune
Monnin, C., Chavagnac, V., Boulart, C., Ménez, B., Gérard, M., Gérard, E., ... & Guentas-Dombrowski, L. (2014). Fluid chemistry of the low temperature hyperalkaline hydrothermal system of Prony Bay (New Caledonia). Biogeosciences, 11(20), 5687-5706.
Poland
 
  • Silesian Voivodeship
Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Russia
 
Nesterovskiy, V. A., & Deiak, M. A. (2015). Cучасний МІНЕРАЛОГЕНЕЗ В ЕКЗОГЕННИХ СИСТЕМАХ КРИМСЬКОГО ПІВОСТРОВА. Збірник наукових праць Інституту геологічних наук НАН України, 8, 165-172. Modern mineral formation in exogenous systems of Crimean Peninsula
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Mirninsky District
      • Vilyui River Basin (Vilui River Basin; Wilui River Basin)
        • Vilyui Reservoir
- Novgorodova M.I. (1991) Did native magnium discovered? - Priroda, v.1, p. 32-33 (in Rus.); Novgorodova M.I. (1996) Native magnesium and the problem of its genesis, - Geokhimiya, №1, p. 41-50 (in Rus.)
Tajikistan
 
  • Sughd
    • Gissar Range
Novgorodova M.I. (1996) Native magnesium and the problem of its genesis, - Geokhimiya, №1, p. 41-50 (in Rus.)
 
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