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Vanadium Ore

Vanadium Ore

  • Exhibition Text

    • This rock is composed almost entirely of the iron oxide mineral magnetite, so named because it is naturally magnetic. When magmas crystallize, magnetite is the only mineral that incorporates vanadium. The Bushveld magnetite layers are an important source for this element.

      Provided by Anglo American Platinum Corporation, Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Magmas, Magnetite, Mineralogy

      Audience: General

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