Mineralogy and geochemistry of vanadium in the Colorado Plateau

Journal of the Less-Common Metals
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The chief domestic source of vanadium is uraniferous sandstone in the Colorado Plateau. Vanadium is 3-, 4-, or 5-valent in nature and, as oxides or combined with other elements, it forms more than 40 minerals in the Plateau ores. These ores have been studied with regard to the relative amounts of vanadium silicates and oxide-vanadates, uranium-vanadium ratios, the progressive oxidation of black low-valent ores to high-valent carnotite-type ores, and theories of origin.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineralogy and geochemistry of vanadium in the Colorado Plateau
Series title Journal of the Less-Common Metals
DOI 10.1016/0022-5088(61)90029-7
Volume 3
Issue 6
Year Published 1961
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 8 p.
First page 443
Last page 450
Country United States
State Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah
Other Geospatial Colorado Plateau
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