This diagram covers the same part of the periodic table, but it shows the melting temperatures of oxides, either minerals or synthetic solids, of each of the cations. As we might have expected from our generalization about ions entering high-temperature minerals, we find a fairway of highest melting temperatures of oxides from upper left to lower right, with lower melting temperatures to each side.

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