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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:||18.104.22.168|
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Crystallography of Molybdenum
Chemical Properties of Molybdenum
|All elements listed in formula:||Mo|
Relationship of Molybdenum to other Species
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Other Names for Molybdenum
|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
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
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(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.
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Locality Updated: Aggeneys, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South AfricaFrom Debbie Woolf, 17th Apr 2014 21:10:59