Vanadinite

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Definition

noun

(chemistry) A mineral made up of lead vanadate and a small proportion of lead chloride; its color may be red, brown or yellow, and has molecular formula of: Pb5 (VO4)3Cl.


Supplement

Vanadinite is available commercially as source of vanadium.


Word origin: Latin vanadium + -in +-ite.


Synonym: vanadite.
See also: vanadium, vanadate.