Vladimir Vital'evich Shcherbina (1907 - 1978) was a prominent Soviet geochemist and mineralogist. He was a student of Alexander Fersman.
In 1931, he led a team from the USSR Academy of Sciences in the mineralogical examination of the Lovozero Massif.
Shcherbinaite, a naturally-occurring mineral form of vanadium pentoxide, is named for him.
MAIK Nauka has deemed him an "outstanding" geochemist, and in 1998 sponsored a memorial lecture in his honor.
- ^ Analytical chemistry of minerals, by Anatoliĭ Ivanovich Samchuk and Anatoliĭ Terentʹevich Pilipenko; translated by S. V. Ponomarenko; Foreword (p. v) by B. F. Mitskevich; VNU Science Press; 1987
- ^ MIGRATION OF URANIUM: A MODERN VISION by Georgi Naumov, "Science in Russia", January 3 2000 (retrieved July 13 2010)
- ^ "Main Events on the History of Research and Development", Mineralogical Almanac; edited by Ludmila A. Cheshko; May 5 2007 (retrieved July 13 2010)
- ^ New Mineral Names, by Michael Fleisher, at American Mineralogist, vol. 58, page 560 - 562; 1973 (retrieved July 13 2010)
- ^ Geokhimiya / Geochemistry International, Vol. 36, No. 4 (1998); table of contents