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Mineral resource of the month: vanadium

January 1, 2007

Vanadium, the name of which comes from Vanadis, a goddess in Scandinavian mythology, is one of the most important ferrous metals. Vanadium has many uses, but the metal’s metallurgical applications, such as an alloying element in iron and steel, account for more than 85 percent of U.S. consumption. The dominant nonmetallurgical use of the metal is as a catalyst for the production of maleic anhydride and sulfuric acid, ceramics, vanadium chemicals and electronics.

Publication Year 2007
Title Mineral resource of the month: vanadium
Authors Michael J. Magyar
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geotimes
Index ID 70044383
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center