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Native elements
Group of minerals with a molecular structure of only one element; examples are Copper, Sulfur, and Diamond. Also included in this group are metallic and semi-metallic alloys, which are minerals composed only of two or more metallic or semi-metallic elements of varying percentage; two examples are Iron-Nickel (Fe,Ni) and Stibarsen (As,Sb). The native elements are divided into three groups: The metallic elements, The semi-metallic elements, and the non-metallic elements.



Sulfur is a Member of the Native Elements



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