Editor’s Note: This infographic seems to be an annual post, but it still gathers interest each year, so here it is again.
According to the United States Geological Survey, mineral elements provide the color, bangs, sparkle, and flashes in fireworks. Which element gives red fireworks their deep hue? Which ones are used to create smoke effects or glitter effects? We’ll give you a hint. Here are the atomic numbers on the periodic table that are commonly used for firework displays: 13, 22, 26, 29, 38, 40 , and 56 Have you guessed?
If you have a handheld XRF analyzer for mining operations, you can identify and analyze the minerals themselves. But you don’t need an analyzer to take a look at this infographic and find out 9 Fast Facts About Fireworks and the minerals used to make them look spectacular!