We are now embarking on our long overdue remodeling of magnesium.org. Please check back with us often as the site will be changing at a fast rate, and promises to offer large amounts of information on the world’s lightest structural metal. Before we get into the nitty gritty of magnesium, here are some fun facts.
- Magnesium is the fourth most abundant element on earth, 8th most abundant in the earth’s crust, and the 11th most abundant in the human body.
- Magnesium and the significance of 1.3. Every cubic kilometer of sea water contains twice as much magnesium than is currently produced worldwide each year, or 1.3 million tons. The earth has 1.3 billion cubic kilometers of sea water, this means the earths oceans hold a total of 1,690,000,000,000,000 tons or magnesium.
- Magnesium is one of the most recyclable materials available, it is the lightest usable structural metal 2/3’s the weight of aluminum and 1/5 the weight of steel.
- Magnesium unlike most mined and or refined metals, is essentially biodegradable. If products are made and left unprotected, and buried in the ground, they will return to the soil in the form in which they naturally exist. Plants need magnesium, as magnesium is the metallic ion at the center of chlorophyll.
- Magnesium is 47x more common than carbon and 10,000 times more common than tin on earth (magnesium 23,000 ppm versus carbon 480 ppm tin 2.2)