Native Elements
Catagory of The Pure

Native Elements is the category of the pure. Most minerals are made up of combinations of chemical elements. In this group a single element like the copper shown here are found in a naturally pure form. It is often the metals seen in this category but semimetals like bismuth, arsenic, and antimony are also in the ranks as are nonmetals like sulfur and carbon (as graphite and diamond).

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