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Molybdenum

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Formula:
Mo
System:Isometric
Dimorph of:Hexamolybdenum


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

IMA status:Published without Approval
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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 edition ID:1.1.40.1
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Crystallography of Molybdenum

Crystal System:Isometric

Chemical Properties of Molybdenum

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

Relationship of Molybdenum to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.AE.05Chromium
Cr
1.AE.05Iron
Fe
1.AE.05Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05Tungsten
W
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNi
Fe
 
7
Cr
 
2
Ni
1.AE.10Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.AE.10Antitaenite
Fe
 
3
Ni
1.AE.15Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.AE.15Ferchromide
Cr
 
1.5
Fe
 
0.5-x
1.AE.15Wairauite
CoFe
1.AE.20Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.AE.25Jedwabite
Fe
 
7
(Ta,Nb)
 
3
1.AE.30Manganese
Mn

Other Names for Molybdenum

Synonyms:
Native Molybdenum
Other Languages:
German:Molybdän
Russian:Молибден

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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  • Localities for Molybdenum

    The 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. ? 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
     
    • Nova Scotia
      • Halifax Co.
    D.J. Kontak and P.K. Smoth (1993) "A Metaturbidite-hosted Lode Gold Deposit: The Beaver Dam Deposit, Nova Scotia. 1. Vein Paragenesis and Mineral Chemistry", Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 31, pp. 471-522.
    • 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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