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Molybdenite from
Tin mine, Altenberg, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Molybdenite
Formula:MoS2
Age information
Maximum recorded age:326.4 Ma
Minimum recorded age:315.5 Ma
Sample ages:
Recorded ageGeologic TimeSampleDating method
1326.4 to 321.4 MaCarboniferous - Re-Os
2320.3 to 315.5 MaPennsylvanian - Re-Os
Sample references:
SampleReference
1 - Romer, R.L., Thomas, R., Stein, H.J., Rhede, D. (2007) Dating multiply overprinted Sn-mineralized granites—examples from the Erzgebirge, Germany. Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 42, pp. 337-359.
2 -   "  "
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Mineralien-Welt, (2), 17-39.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Molybdite1 photo of Molybdenite associated with Molybdite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Tin mine, Altenberg, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany
Nearest other occurrences of Molybdenite
9.1km (5.7 miles) Moldava deposit, Teplice District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
9.1km (5.7 miles) Komárí Vízka Hill (Mückenberg), Horní Krupka (Obergraupen), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
9.4km (5.9 miles) Vrchoslav fluorite deposit, Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
9.6km (6.0 miles) Starý Martin adit (Stara Martinka mine; Martin adit; Martini adit; Alter Martinstollen), Steinknochen area (Lux vein), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
10.7km (6.6 miles) Prokop adit, Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
10.8km (6.7 miles) Sadisdorf, Schmiedeberg, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
10.8km (6.7 miles) Barbora adit, Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
10.8km (6.7 miles) Václav adit, Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
11.0km (6.8 miles) Večerní Hvězda adit (Neuer Abendstern adit), Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg), Krupka (Graupen), Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
44.5km (27.7 miles) Vater Abraham Mine ("Shaft 139"; Shaft 152), Lauta, Marienberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
 
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