Magnesium is a silver-white metal. Joseph Black discovered Magnesium in 1755.
Originated from the name of the Greek region, Magnesia. This is where compounds of this element naturally occur.
Magnesium is relatively common. In addition, it represents about 2% of the Earth’s crust. Similarly, it can be found in the Earth’s mantle.
It can be found naturally occurring in minerals such as dolomite, magnesite, carnallite, serpentine & sea water (as magnesium chloride).
Globally, 1.1 million tonnes per year! (Magnesium Compounds Statistics and Information, 2020)