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Appendix 1 - List of Geologically Important elements and the Periodic Table

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  • The following table includes 36 of the geologically important elements, listed alphabetically by their element name, along with their atomic number and the atomic mass of their most stable isotope. The geologically most important elements are bolded, and the eight main elements of silicate minerals are identified with an asterisk (*).

    Symbol Name Atomic No. Atomic Mass
    Al* Aluminum 13 27
    As Arsenic 33 75
    Ba Barium 56 137
    Be Beryllium 4 9
    B Boron 5 11
    Cd Cadmium 48 112
    Ca* Calcium 20 40
    C Carbon 6 12
    Cl Chlorine 17 35
    Cr Chromium 24 52
    Co Cobalt 27 59
    Cu Copper 29 64
    F Flourine 9 19
    Au Gold 79 197
    He Helium 2 4
    H Hydrogen 1 1
    Fe* Iron 26 56
    Pb Lead 82 207
    Mg* Magnesium 12 24
    Mn Manganese 25 55
    Mo Molybdenum 42 96
    Ne Neon 10 20
    Ni Nickel 28 59
    N Nitrogren 7 14
    O* Oxygen 8 16
    P Phosphorus 15 31
    Pt Platinum 78 195
    K* Potassium 19 39
    Si* Silicon 14 28
    Ag Silver 47 108
    Na* Sodium 11 23
    Sr Strontium 38 88
    S Sulfur 16 32
    Ti Titanium 22 48
    U Uranium 92 238
    Zn Zinc 30 65

    The periodic table is a list of all of the elements arranged in groups according to their atomic configuration. In this table the elements are colour-coded according to their chemical and physical properties.

    For an accessible version of the periodic table please see Syngenta Period Table of Elements (http://www.syngentaperiodictable.co.uk/periodic-table.php?keyStage=5)

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