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Native element minerals

Native element minerals are those elements that occur in nature in uncombined form with a distinct mineral structure. The elemental class includes metals and intermetallic elements, naturally occurring alloys, semi-metals and non-metals. The Nickel–Strunz classification system also includes the naturally occurring phosphides, silicides, nitrides and carbides.

The following elements occur as native element minerals or alloys:

Nickel–Strunz Classification -01- Native elements, 10 ed, pending publication).

  • Abbreviations:
    • "*" - discredited (IMA/CNMNC status).
    • "?" - questionable/doubtful (IMA/CNMNC status).
    • "REE" - Rare-earth element (Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu)
    • "PGE" - Platinum-group element (Ru, Rh, Pd, Os, Ir, Pt)
    • 03.C Aluminofluorides, 06 Borates, 08 Vanadates (04.H V[5,6] Vanadates), 09 Silicates:
      • Neso: insular (from Greek νησος nēsos, island)
      • Soro: grouping (from Greek σωροῦ sōros, heap, mound (especially of corn))
      • Cyclo: ring
      • Ino: chain (from Greek ις [genitive: ινος inos], fibre)
      • Phyllo: sheet (from Greek φύλλον phyllon, leaf)
      • Tecto: three-dimensional framework
  • Nickel–Strunz code scheme: NN.XY.##x
    • NN: Nickel–Strunz mineral class number
    • X: Nickel–Strunz mineral division letter
    • Y: Nickel–Strunz mineral family letter
    • x: Nickel–Strunz mineral/group number, x add-on letter

Class: native elements


  1. ^ Al on
  2. ^ Sb on
  3. ^ As on
  4. ^ Bi on
  5. ^ Cd on
  6. ^ Cr on
  7. ^ In on
  8. ^ Fe on
  9. ^ IrOsRu alloy on
  10. ^ Pb on
  11. ^ Hg on
  12. ^ Ni on
  13. ^ OsIrRu on
  14. ^ PdPt alloy on
  15. ^ Pt on
  16. ^ Re on
  17. ^ RhPt alloy on
  18. ^ Se on
  19. ^ Ag on
  20. ^ Silicon on
  21. ^ on Mindat.org8S
  22. ^ Ta on
  23. ^ Te on
  24. ^ Sn on
  25. ^ Ti on
  26. ^ V on
  27. ^ Zn on
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