Sunday, December 2, 2012

Neon APEX Mineral

Neon (Ne #10) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection. 
Wikipedia Neon
NeonMinerals - There ZERO Neon minerals.

Neon is another Noble gas.  That means it won't react with anything and can't create minerals.

Neon on Earth is rare but very common in the universe [fifth after hydrogen, helium, oxygen and carbon].
Neon wasn't discovered until about 1900.
Neon is mostly used in specialty neon lamps.  It is considerably more expensive than helium, since air is its only source.
Neon has no biological role.