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Molybdenite from
Tweedam Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Molybdenite
Formula:MoS2
Age information
Maximum recorded age:1010 Ma
Minimum recorded age:996 Ma
Sample ages:
Recorded ageGeologic TimeSampleDating method
11010 to 1002 MaStenian - Re-Os
21004 to 996 MaProterozoic - Re-Os
Sample references:
SampleReference
1 - Raith, J.G. and Stein, H.J. (2000): Re-Os dating and sulfur isotope composition of molybdenite from tungsten deposits in western Namaqualand, South Africa: implications for ore genesis and the timing of metamorphism. Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 35, pp. 741-753.
2 -   "  "
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Raith, J.G., and Stein, H.J. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 741-753.; Econ Geol. (1995) 90:1934-1954
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Tweedam Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
Nearest other occurrences of Molybdenite
9.7km (6.0 miles) Okiep Mine (O'Okiep Mine), Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
12.5km (7.8 miles) Nababeep West Mine (Nababeep Near West mine), Nababeep tungsten mines, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
12.6km (7.8 miles) Nababeep Far West Mine, Nababeep tungsten mines, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
12.8km (7.9 miles) Nababeep East Mine, Nababeep tungsten mines, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
13.0km (8.1 miles) Narrap Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
13.4km (8.3 miles) Kliphoog Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
91.2km (56.7 miles) Orange River, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
 
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