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Vanadium

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Freya (Vanadis)
Formula:
V
Specific Gravity:
6.033 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Member of:
Name:
The element was rediscovered in 1830 by Sefstrom, who named the element in honor of the Scandinavian goddess, Vanadis, because of its beautiful multicolored compounds.
Second recognized new V species from the Colima volcano fumaroles after colimaite.


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Classification of VanadiumHide

Approved
1.AE.

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family

Physical Properties of VanadiumHide

Comment:
Could not be measured
Density:
6.033 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Could not be determined

Chemical Properties of VanadiumHide

Formula:
V
Common Impurities:
Fe

Crystallography of VanadiumHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Im3m
Setting:
Im3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.022 Å
Unit Cell V:
27.6 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
Irregular to flattened crystals, 5-20 micron in diameter
Comment:
From powder diffraction

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.142(100)
1.513(14)
1.230(28)
1.069(8)
0.957(14)
0.871(4)
0.809(10)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of VanadiumHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Smooth, irregular to flattened crystals 5-20 μm in diameter. Precipitated in glass tubes from the vapor, but also found on natural rocks.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Geological Museum, Mexican National University, Mexico City, Mexico, sample number FIM 12/01
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Volcanic fumaroles; precipitated in a narrow temperature interval 550-680°C
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of VanadiumHide

Other Language Names for VanadiumHide

Relationship of Vanadium to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
SteinhardtiteAl0.38Ni0.32Fe0.30Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AE.05MolybdenumMoIso.
1.AE.05ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.AE.05IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.AE.05Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.AE.05TungstenWIso.
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNiFe7Cr2Ni
1.AE.10Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AE.10TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.AE.10AntitaeniteFe3Ni
1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.AE.15FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.AE.15WairauiteCoFe
1.AE.20AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AE.25JedwabiteFe7(Ta,Nb)3Hex. 6mm : P63mc
1.AE.30ManganeseMnIso. 4 3m : I4 3m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for VanadiumHide

Reference List:
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Ostrooumov, M. (2013) Vanadium, IMA 2012-021a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 11; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
Ostrooumov, M. & Taran, Yu. (2016): Vanadium, V – a new native element mineral from the Colima volcano, State of Colima (Mexico), and implications for fumarole gas composition. Mineralogical Magazine, 80: 371-382

Internet Links for VanadiumHide

Localities for VanadiumHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Argentina
 
  • San Luis
    • Sierra de Comechingones
Frank K. Mazdab collection
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Jalisco
    • Colima volcanic complex
Ostrooumov, M. (2013) Vanadium, IMA 2012-021a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 11; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.; Ostrooumov, M. and Taran, Y. (2015): Discovery of Native Vanadium, a New Mineral from the Colima Volcano, State of Colima (Mexico). Revista de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 20, 109-110.; Ostrooumov, M. & Taran, Yu. (2016): Vanadium, V – a new native element mineral from the Colima volcano, State of Colima (Mexico), and implications for fumarole gas composition. Mineralogical Magazine, 80: 371-382
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
        • Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)
http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/763-d1-operating-mines-information-2014.html
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