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.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Mineralogy and geochemistry of vanadium in the Colorado Plateau|
|Series title||Journal of the Less-Common Metals|
|State||Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah|
|Other Geospatial||Colorado Plateau|
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