Published on: September 27, 2023
Why in news? Rare metal vanadium was found at off coast of Gujarat
- Vanadium, a critical raw material for many industrial applications, has been found in sediment samples collected from Gulf of Khambhat, which opens into the Arabian Sea off Alang in Gujarat.
- It is the first report of vanadium occurrence in the offshore sediments of India
- At Gulf of Khambhat, it has been found in a mineral called titanomagnetite, which is formed when molten lava cools rapidly.