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Molybdenite-3R

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Formula:
MoS
 
2
System:Trigonal
A polytype of Molybdenite

Classification of Molybdenite-3R

Hey's CIM Ref.:3.8.7

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
8 : Sulphides etc. of Cr, Mo, W an Mn
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Type Occurrence of Molybdenite-3R

Type Locality:Con Mine, Yellowknife, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada

Crystallography of Molybdenite-3R

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:R3m
Cell Parameters:a = 3.16Å, c = 18.33Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 5.801
Unit Cell Volume:V 158.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:3

Chemical Properties of Molybdenite-3R

Formula:
MoS
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:MoS2
Essential elements:Mo, S
All elements listed in formula:Mo, S

Relationship of Molybdenite-3R to other Species

Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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3.8.1Brezinaite
Cr
 
3
S
 
4
3.8.2Caswellsilverite
NaCrS
 
2
3.8.3Kalininite
ZnCr
 
2
S
 
4
3.8.4Daubréelite
Fe
2+
 
Cr
3+
2
S
 
4
3.8.5Heideite
(Fe,Cr)
 
1.15
(Ti,Fe)
 
2
S
 
4
3.8.6Molybdenite
MoS
 
2
3.8.8Jordisite
MoS
 
2
3.8.9Drysdallite
Mo(Se,S)
 
2
3.8.10Tungstenite
WS
 
2
3.8.12Alabandite
Mn
2+
 
S
3.8.13Hauerite
MnS
 
2
3.8.14Manganoshadlunite
(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)
 
8
S
 
8

Other Names for Molybdenite-3R

Other Languages:
Russian:Молибденит-3R

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 Molybdenite-3R

Reference List:

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Traill, R. J. (1963): A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite. Can. Mineral. 7, 524-526.

Handbook of Mineralogy Vol. I, p. 336.

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  • Localities for Molybdenite-3R

    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.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Nanaimo Mining Division
        • Texada Island
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    • Northwest Territories
      • Mackenzie District
        • Yellowknife
    R. J. Traill. A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite, Canad. Mineral ,7 524-526 (1963)
    • Ontario
      • Timiskaming District
        • Powell Township
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    • Québec
      • Chaudière-Appalaches
        • Les Appalaches RCM
          • Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton (West Broughton)
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
      • Montérégie
        • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
          • Mont Saint-Hilaire
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    China
     
    • Henan Province
      • Luoyang Prefecture
        • Song Co.
    Senpo Wen (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 247-252
    Greenland
     
    • Sermersooq
      • Arsuk Fjord
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
        • Formazza Valley
          • Formazza
    AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
        • Ossola Valley
          • Antigorio Valley
            • Premia
    Sergio Varvelo specimens
    • Veneto
      • Padova Province
        • Euganei Hills
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    Mexico
     
    • Michoacan
      • Mun. de Mugica
        • Nueva Italia de Ruiz
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
        • Kuril Islands
          • Iturup Island
            • Bogatyr' Range
    Znamenskii V.S., Lebedev L.M., Sidorenko G.A. (1970) On molybdenite from middle-cretaceous volcanic rocks of Iturup island (Kuril Islands), - DAN USSR, v.193, N4, pp. 898-901 (in Rus.).
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
            • Takhtarvumchorr Mt
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
          • Kyshtym (Kychtym; Kishtim)
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Freichi area
        • Giessen
    Most recent: Gea 1993/04 p.137 with most literature references
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Pinal Co.
        • San Manuel District
    Newberry,Rainer J.J.,(1979) Poltypism in Molybdenite(I):a non-equllibrium impurity-induced phenomenon: American Mineralogist 64.758-767
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell Co.
    Frondel,Judith W. and Wickman,Frans E.(1970) Molybdenite Polytypes In Theory And Occurrence .II.Some Naturally -Occurring Polytypes Of Molybdenite; The American Mineralogist,Vol.55,November-December,1970, pg #1861
    • Utah
      • Tooele Co.
    J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    Zambia
     
    Stanislav Vrána
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