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Rhenian Molybdenite

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About Rhenian MolybdeniteHide

A variety of Molybdenite

A rhenium-bearing variety of molybdenite (320 to 580 ppm Re - among highest known, Childs-Adwinkle Mine)

Chemical Properties of Rhenian MolybdeniteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Rhenian Molybdenite associated with FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rhenian MolybdeniteHide

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Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 24-25.

Internet Links for Rhenian MolybdeniteHide

Localities for Rhenian MolybdeniteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
S. Weiß: Lapis 31(7/8), 72-73 (2006)
  • Arizona
    • Pinal Co.
      • Galiuro Mts
        • Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District)
          • Copper Creek (Copper Creek Canyon)
            • Copper Creek
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 152, 302; Kuhn, Truman H. (1938), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 145: 127-130; Kuhn, Truman H. (1941), Pipe deposits of the Copper Creek area, AZ, Economic Geology: 36: 512-538; Anderson, C.A. (1969), Copper, in Mineral and water resources of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 180: 117-156; Fleischer, M. (1959), The geochemistry of rhenium, with special reference to its occurrence in molybdenite, Econ.Geol.: 54: 1406-1413; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 24.
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