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A mineral containing copper and vanadium.
Origin: Alexander von Volborth (1800-1876), a Russian paleontologist, and -ite.
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a mineral occurring in small six-sided tabular crystals of a green or yellow color. It is a hydrous vanadate of copper and lime
Origin: [So named after Volborth, who first discovered it.]
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Volborthite is a mineral containing copper and vanadium, with the formula Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O. Found originally in 1838 in the Urals, it was first named knaufite but was later changed to volborthite for Alexander von Volborth, a Russian paleontologist.
Tangeite, CaCuVO4, is closely related.
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