In 1801, del Rio discovered Vanadium (V), although a French chemist dismissed his discovery claiming he had merely found impure chromium. Believing the French chemist, del Rio accepted his finding. It was not until 1830, that Sefstrom rediscovered the element and named it after the Scandinavian goddess Vanadis, due to its attractive multicoloured compounds.
However it was not until 1867, that Roscoe reduced the chloride with hydrogen to isolate the first sample of vanadium. It took another 60 years before vanadium was produced with purities as high as 99.3 to 99.8%.
Anglo Pacific Group PLC (LON:APF) has a 2% NSR royalty on all mineral products sold from the area of the Maracás Menchen project to which the royalty interest relates. The project is located 250km south-west of the city of Salvador, the capital of Bahia State, Brazil and is 99.97% owned and operated by TSX Venture Exchange listed Largo Resources Limited.