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Mineral Resource of the Month: Graphite

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Abstract

Graphite, a grayish black opaque mineral with a metallic luster, is one of four forms of pure crystalline carbon (the others are carbon nanotubes, diamonds and fullerenes). It is one of the softest minerals and it exhibits perfect basal (one-plane) cleavage. Graphite is the most electrically and thermally conductive of the nonmetals, and it is chemically inert.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral Resource of the Month: Graphite
Series title:
Earth
Volume
2008
Issue:
October
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location:
Alexandria, VA
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:
29
Last page:
29
Number of Pages:
1
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