- Vanadium Uses: Alloys and More
- Vanadium is a silvery-grey transition metal that's currently produced in only three countries: China, South Africa and Russia.
- Facts About Vanadium
- Discovery: Vanadium was first discovered by Andres Manuel del Rio in 1801. He was told by a French chemist, however, that his new element was only impure chromium. Del Rio accepted this statement, though it was incorrect.
- Silver, copper claims prompted 1880s Hayden-area mining
- A 50-ton mill was erected near Kelvin in 1917 by the U.S. Vanadium Development Co.
- This Mineral Fanatic Collects Giant Tourmalines
- He now owns hundreds of minerals, from a nearly 2-foot-long grouping of red vanadinite crystals from Morocco to a spectacular 8-inch aquamarine from northern Pakistan.
- Tucson Mountain mines were plentiful, but not bountiful
- The exception for mineral collecting is evidenced by beautiful mineral specimens — including wulfenite and vanadinite — from the Old Yuma Mine, displayed today at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the University of Arizona Mineral Museum.
Vanadinite is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Vanadinite books and related discussion.
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