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 (və-nād′n-īt′, -năd′-, văn′ə-dē′nīt′)
A red, yellow, or brown mineral, essentially an ore of vanadium and lead.

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(Minerals) a red, yellow, or brownish mineral consisting of a chloride and vanadate of lead in hexagonal crystalline form. It results from weathering of lead ores in desert regions and is a source of vanadium. Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
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(vəˈnæd nˌaɪt, -ˈneɪd-)

a mineral, Pb5(VO4)3Cl, that occurs in red or brownish crystals: an ore of lead and vanadium.
[1850–55; vanad (ium) + -in1 + -ite1]
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Noun1.vanadinite - a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium
atomic number 23, vanadium, V - a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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References in periodicals archive ?
Vanadinite has been defined over a strike of 400m (completely open)
- A new vanadinite vein has been discovered with very high-grade vanadium (V2O5) lead (Pb) values from limited grab sampling including:
The following standards were employed: synthetic pure oxides for Mg, Al, Fe, and Sn, a synthetic MnTi oxide for Mn and Ti, albite for Na, diopside for Si and Ca, apatite for P, sphalerite for Zn and S, vanadinite for Cl, orthoclase for K, [Sb.sub.2]S for Sb, PbS for Pb, and pure elements for Co, Ni, and Cu.
Data were reduced using the procedure of Pouchou and Pichoir (1985); the standards used were albite, sanidine, periclase, diopside, quartz, vanadinite, rutile, fluorite and synthetic oxides ([Al.sub.2][O.sub.3], [Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3], NiO and MnTi[O.sub.3]).
Klee, "The vibrational spectra of pyromorphite, vanadinite and mimetite," Spectrochimica Acta A: Molecular Spectroscopy, vol.
Hughes, "Crystal structure refinements of vanadinite and pyromorphite," Canadian Mineralogist, vol.
In this tent, too, I picked up two absolutely top-quality thumbnails of Moroccan vanadinite, and $50 was the price for the pair.
These include arsentsumebite, tsumebite, corkite, fornacite, duftite, caledonite, kettnerite, linarite, leadhillite, brochantite, mimetite, pyromorphite, vanadinite and wulfenite.
There were also annabergite from Laurium, Greece; kermesite from Pezinok, Slovakia; sphalerite from Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Slovakia; chalcocite and olivenite from Cornwall, England; some top-class vanadinite specimens of recent vintage from Mibladen, Morocco; and a few dozen of the new mimetites from Badenweiler.
But I know of at least one thumbnail specimen (vanadinite, variety endlichite) shown in this DVD that was reportedly destroyed in the mail after the 2008 Tucson Show.
pyromorphite, hedyphane, phosphohedyphane and vanadinite. The first three occur in excellent specimens; vana-dinite is found there very rarely, its occurrence only considered of importance because of the extreme scarcity of this species in Great Britain.
In February he offered spectacular, self-collected vanadinite from the Apache mine in Arizona, in exceptionally large and dazzling crystals for the locality, at up to $40 (fairly pricey in those days) for an 8 X 14-inch cabinet specimen.