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Mineral resource of the month: aluminum

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Abstract

The article offers information on aluminum, a mineral resource which is described as the third-most abundant element in Earth's crust. According to the article, aluminum is the second-most used metal. Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish chemist, was the first to isolate aluminum in the laboratory. Aluminum is described as lightweight, corrosion-resistant and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: aluminum
Series title:
Earth
Volume
57
Issue:
7
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth
First page:
25
Last page:
25