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General Aluminum Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 26.98 gm
   Aluminum 100.00 %  Al
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al
Help on Environment: Environment: Minor phase in low oxygen fugacity environments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin, alumen = "alum."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aluminum Say ALUMINUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Aluminium
  ICSD 64700
  PDF 4-787

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Comments: Native aluminum in a polished section.
Location: From a mud volcano in the Caspian Sea near Baku, Azerbaidzhan. Scale: Picture size 1.5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

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Comments: Deep-green phlogopite with Al flake (at the center). AmMin, 94:1983.
Location: Found in a desilicated pegmatite vein, NW Rila Mountain, Bulgaria. Scale: Scale Bar 1 mm.
© American Mineralogist

Aluminum Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.04, Z = 4; V = 65.94 Den(Calc)= 2.72
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m,P m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.36(1), 1.224(0.9), 2.04(0.7),

Physical Properties of Aluminum

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic - Dull

Calculated Properties of Aluminum

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.62 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Aluminum =2.72 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAluminum = 2.56 barns/electron
U=PEAluminum x rElectron Density= 6.71 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Aluminum is Not Radioactive

Aluminum Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.01)Gold group Gold Au F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Silver Ag F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Copper Cu F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Lead Pb F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Aluminum Al F m3m,P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AA.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AA -Copper-cupalite family
01.AA.05 Aluminum Al F m3m,P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AA.05 Copper Cu F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AA.05 Lead Pb F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AA.05 Gold Au F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AA.05 Nickel Ni F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AA.05 Silver Ag F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Aluminum Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Emsley91) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Aluminum :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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