Aluminium is the most common metal in the earth’s crust, nearly twice as abundant as iron.
Aluminium became more valuable than gold and silver in the 19th century because it was harder to obtain.
Aluminium surely shines like silver but our generation almost has no admiration for it. Now, it is one of those blasé metals that is used to make disposable cans.
Aluminium converted something that was not all that rare. Persons in the 19th century knew how valuable it was. That was because back then there was no good method to extract aluminium from its ore.