For years the Vanadium Corp. of America jogged along in its own quiet way, all but unknown to the public. Last week it was blasted into the limelight. Vanadium is one of the chief suppliers to the atomic bomb project.
Vanadium Corp. was established in 1907.
Ever since, its engineers have poked into the earth's crust in search of deposits of vanadium, tungsten, chromium and other rare metals. In Peru it controls the world's largest vanadium deposits, and a leaching plant nearly three miles above sea level.
It owns smaller mines at Naturita, Colo., and at Monticello, Utah.
In 1935 the company got...