Definition of vanadinite in English:

vanadinite

Pronunciation /vəˈnādnˌīt/ /-ˈnadn-/ /vəneɪdənaɪt/

noun

  • A rare reddish-brown mineral consisting of a vanadate and chloride of lead, typically occurring as an oxidation product of lead ores.

    ‘In March they went to the regular dumps of the Argent Lead and Silver mine for vanadinite, pyromorphite, and crocoite.’
    • ‘Good mimetite associated with descloizite, vanadinite, and wulfenite has been produced in recent years from the Aurora mine.’
    • ‘Morocco continues to astound with its wealth of vanadinite, azurite, cerussite, and erythrite.’
    • ‘Although nothing new was found, there was still plenty of pyromorphite and vanadinite.’
    • ‘He led a field trip to a locality near Barstow where everyone found vanadinite.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from vanadium+ -ite.