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Vanadates

Group of minerals that are compounds of one or more metallic element associated with the vanadate radical (VO4). The vanadates, together with the related arsenates, are classified in the phosphates group. Most vanadates are heavy, and none are hard. They are usually brittle and occur in small crystals or compact aggregates.

Vanadinite in an Important Member of the Vanadates



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