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|System:||Orthorhombic||Hardness:||3 - 4|
This page provides mineralogical data about Molybdite.
Classification of Molybdite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/E.03-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.EA.10|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
E : Metal: Oxygen = < 1 :2
|Dana 8th edition ID:||184.108.40.206|
4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
5 : AX3
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||7.15.2|
7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
15 : Oxides of Mo and W
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Type Occurrence of Molybdite
|Type Locality:||Quartz vein outcrops, Knöttel (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg) area, Krupka (Graupen), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic|
|Year of Discovery:||1854|
Physical Properties of Molybdite
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 4|
Crystallography of Molybdite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 3.96Å, b = 13.85Å, c = 3.69Å|
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.286 : 1 : 0.266|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 202.38 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
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Chemical Properties of Molybdite
|Essential elements:||Mo, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Mo, O|
Relationship of Molybdite to other Species
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Other Names for Molybdite
|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 Molybdite
American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 1497.
Internet Links for Molybdite
|Specimens:||The following Molybdite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Molybdite
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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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