Magnesium (symbol Mg) is a chemical element, a metal with atomic number 12 on the periodic table.

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Magnesium has an atomic mass of 24.312, and was discovered by Humans for the first time in England on Earth's European continent in the year 1808. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

In the year 2156, the Enterprise provided magnesium, tungsten, and cobalt to the Tellarite freighter pilots Skalaar and Gaavrin so that they could rebuild their warp coils. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: To Brave the Storm)

In 2274, Commander Kolak’s Klingon battle cruiser vaporized a magnesium-laden planetary fragment in the Vulpecula 12 system. The overwhelming flash of the blast overloaded sensors and temporarily disabled the pursuing Federation starship USS Enterprise. (TOS comic: "Restructuring Is Futile")

Later that year, phaser fire ignited magnesium within a rock formation with on Miaplacidus V. When the resulting flare blinded "Spock", he exposed himself as a fake to Leonard McCoy, who knew that the Vulcan had inner eyelids. (TOS comic: "The Quality of Mercy")

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