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A silvery metal that heads group 5 and which is useful in producing very strong steel alloys used in making tools.
 Crystals under argon Crystals under argon.
These splendid crystals of vanadium metal resemble snowflakes viewed under a microscope. They arrived from China in a splendid wax-sealed jar bearing the warning: "Do Not Openn For Prevent Oxide". A wonderful rustling noise is produced when the jar is shaken which sounds like a particular British breakfast cereal - hence our nickname for this material is "Vanadium Crunchies".
Source: China
Size: pieces up to 1 inch
Purity: 99.9%
 Wrench Wrench.
Vanadium alloys of iron are widely used for tools of all sorts because of their great strength and toughness. The properties of iron can be varied hugely by the addition of small amounts of alloying agents, and so ubiquitous is the use of iron for tools that the makers of wrenches like these feel no need to remind people that they are actually made almost entirely out of iron, not chrome or vanadium, which are present only in rather small amounts!
Source: Hardware store
Size: 6"
Purity: <5%
 Vanadinite Vanadinite.
Named for its vanadium content, vanadinite occurs in association with lead deposits. It ranges in color from brown through yellow to orange to red, often forming highly aesthetic crystals. Vanadinite used to be an important ore of vanadium but the metal is now usually obtained as a by-product in the production of other metals.
Source: Mackay mineral collection
Size: 1"
Purity: 10%