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Mineralogy and geochemistry of vanadium in the Colorado Plateau

January 1, 1961

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1961
Title Mineralogy and geochemistry of vanadium in the Colorado Plateau
DOI 10.1016/0022-5088(61)90029-7
Authors A. D. Weeks
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of the Less-Common Metals
Series Number
Index ID 70009800
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization