Vladimir Shcherbina

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Vladimir Vital'evich Shcherbina (1907–1978) was a prominent Soviet geochemist and mineralogist.[1] He was a student of Alexander Fersman.[2]

In 1931, he led a team from the USSR Academy of Sciences in the mineralogical examination of the Lovozero Massif.[3]

Shcherbinaite, a naturally occurring mineral form of vanadium pentoxide, is named for him.[4]

MAIK Nauka has deemed him an "outstanding" geochemist, and in 1998 sponsored a memorial lecture in his honor.[5]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ MIGRATION OF URANIUM: A MODERN VISION by Georgi Naumov, "Science in Russia", January 3 2000 (retrieved July 13 2010)
  3. ^ "Main Events on the History of Research and Development", Mineralogical Almanac; edited by Ludmila A. Cheshko; May 5 2007 (retrieved July 13 2010)
  4. ^ New Mineral Names, by Michael Fleisher, at American Mineralogist, vol. 58, page 560 - 562; 1973 (retrieved July 13 2010)
  5. ^ Geokhimiya / Geochemistry International, Vol. 36, No. 4 (1998); table of contents

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