Definition of vanadinite in English:

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vanadinite

Pronunciation: /vəˈnādnˌīt/ /-ˈnadn-/

noun

A rare reddish-brown mineral consisting of a vanadate and chloride of lead, typically occurring as an oxidation product of lead ores.
Example sentences
  • In March they went to the regular dumps of the Argent Lead and Silver mine for vanadinite, pyromorphite, and crocoite.
  • Good mimetite associated with descloizite, vanadinite, and wulfenite has been produced in recent years from the Aurora mine.
  • Morocco continues to astound with its wealth of vanadinite, azurite, cerussite, and erythrite.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from vanadium + -ite1.

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