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  • n. A black form of vanadium sulfide that is an ore of vanadium


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  • The Minasragra vanadium deposit of Peru contains patronite (vanadium sulphide) associated with a peculiar nickel-bearing sulphide and a black carbonaceous mineral called "quisqueite," in a lens-shaped body of unknown depth, enclosed by red shales and porphyry dikes.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The patronite has altered at the surface to red and brown hydrated vanadium oxides.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology


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