Vanadium getting pulses racing

It’s back on the commodity trail this week as we take a close look at vanadium. Like most of the minor metals, vanadium has special characteristics than make it a fantastic alloying metal. So Allan Trench unearths some of vanadium’s lesser-known properties and provides a synthesis of the market – together with the occasional comparison to a little blue pill.

Vanadium is one of those metals than mining types either love or hate. To some it is merely something of a distraction element that gets airplay every time the price kicks up a few dollars a pound.