The metal is named after Vanadis, a Norse goddess. Vanadium is very ductile, malleable and corrosion-resistant.
It is rare for vanadium to exist as a free element and it is usually found in minerals such asvanadinite, carnotite and magnetite. Thus, metallurgy is the key question when you find a large amount of vanadium.
Bushveld Minerals (LON:BMN) is a low cost, integrated, primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high grade vanadium assets.
The Company’s flagship vanadium platform includes a 74 per cent controlling interest in Bushveld Vametco Alloys (Pty) Ltd, a primary vanadium mining and processing company; the Mokopane Vanadium Project and the Brits Vanadium Project.