The Disappearing Spoon
Element Classification: Transition Metal
Location: Mercury is being mined currently in Spain, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Algeria with small scale artisinal mining occurring in China, Russia (Siberia), Outer Mongolia, Peru, and Mexico (Greenfacts 2015).
Mercury: is important because it is useful for thermometers it is also extremely poisonous and therefore needs to be handle with care. It more likely comes in compound forms in nature such as Mercuric Sulfide and Mercuric Oxide (Greenfacts 2015).
Who Found Mercury: Unknown
Where was it Found: Unknown
There are Egyptian Tombs that date back to 1500 B.C. with mercury being found inside.
Characteristics: Poisonous, Dissolves most metals to form Amalgams, and reacts only with oxide acids not just normal acids (Wikipedia 2016).