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Molybdenum

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Formula:
Mo
System:
Isometric
Dimorph of:
A small grains (up to 6 μm) and thin (~1 μm) films, covering surfaces of glass up to 1 mm 2, sampled in a coarse fraction of regolith returned from the moon by the Russian Luna-24 mission.

Classification of Molybdenum

Published without Approval
1.AE.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.40.1
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Crystallography of Molybdenum

Crystal System:
Isometric

Chemical Properties of Molybdenum

Formula:
Mo
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Molybdenum to other Species

1.AE.05ChromiumCr
1.AE.05IronFe
1.AE.05Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05TungstenW
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNiFe7Cr2Ni
1.AE.10Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10TetrataeniteFeNi
1.AE.10AntitaeniteFe3Ni
1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.AE.15FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.AE.15WairauiteCoFe
1.AE.20AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.AE.25JedwabiteFe7(Ta,Nb)3
1.AE.30ManganeseMn

Other Names for Molybdenum

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Molybdenum

Reference List:
Am. Min. 87, 182.
Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., e.a. (2007) Association of carbon-rich substance and native molybdenum in lunar regolith from Mare Crisium,- Doklady Earth Sciences, 415A(6), pp. 926-928.

Internet Links for Molybdenum

Localities for Molybdenum

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Nanutarra Station
www.australian-shares.com/mining/ZNC-Zenith exploration company report to the Australian share market
    • Mukinbudin Shire
      • Mukinbudin
M. Jacobson, M, Calderwood, B Grguric; Pegmatites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007)
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
Ontario Geological Survey, Fifty-First Annual Report Of The
Namibia
 
  • Khomas Region
    • Windhoek District
      • Okamuvia Farm 144
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 373 pp. (in English)
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Pavel Kartashov data
The Moon
 
  • Apollonius Highlands
Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., Bogatikov O.A. (2007) Moon under a microscope, - Moscow, Nauka, p.128 (in Rus.).
  • Mare Crisium
[AmMin 87:182]; Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., e.a. (2007) Association of carbon-rich substance and native molybdenum in lunar regolith from Mare Crisium,- Doklady Earth Sciences, 415A(6), pp. 926-928.; Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., e.a. (2007) Association of carbon-rich substance and native molybdenum in lunar regolith from Mare Crisium,- Doklady Earth Sciences, 415A(6), pp. 926-928.
  • Mare Fecunditatis
Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M., Bogatikov O.A. (2007) Moon under a microscope, - Moscow, Nauka, p.128 (in Rus.).
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