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John Rakovan – Miami University, Oxford – “Collecting Decavanadates of the Colorado Plateau”

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a story of a group of scientists / collectors who visited the West Sunday mine in San Miguel County on the Colorado Plateau to look at the source of several newly described minerals that occur in the sandstone-hosted vanadium-uranium deposits. This is the type-locality for rakovanite, a sodium vanadium oxide with lots of water in the structure…and you guessed it…a decavanadate. It is a bright orange mineral and occurs as small crystals. It is named for Dr. John Rakovan!

I will leave it to John to explain the significance of decavanadates. A google search suggested there may be biochemical applications for this newly studied class of minerals.

I will leave it to John to explain the significance of decavanadates. A google search suggested there may be biochemical applications for this newly studied class of minerals.

Please remember to invite a guest; this program should be well-received by every age. As always, the public is invited to attend our meetings.

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Date:
January 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Sharon Centre – Sharon Woods Park
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241 United States
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Phone:
513-563-4513
Website:
http://greatparks.org/parks/sharon-woods/sharon-centre