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Molybdomenite

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About MolybdomeniteHide

Formula:
PbSeO3
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Pearly
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
From the Greek μόλυβδος for "lead" and μήυη for "moon."
Compare also olsacherite.


Classification of MolybdomeniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
4.JF.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
F : Selenites without additional anions, without H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.1.1.1
34.1.1.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
1 : A(XO3)
28.1.5

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
1 : Selenites

Physical Properties of MolybdomeniteHide

Pearly
Colour:
White
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of MolybdomeniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.120 nγ = 2.140
2V:
Measured: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of MolybdomeniteHide

Formula:
PbSeO3
IMA Formula:
PbSe4+O3

Crystallography of MolybdomeniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.86 Å, b = 5.48 Å, c = 4.5 Å
β = 112.75°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.252 : 1 : 0.821
Unit Cell V:
156.01 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MolybdomeniteHide

Other Language Names for MolybdomeniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcomenite2 photos of Molybdomenite associated with Chalcomenite on mindat.org.
Ahlfeldite2 photos of Molybdomenite associated with Ahlfeldite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

34.1.1.2ScotlanditePbSO3Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.1.1ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
28.1.2ClinochalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
28.1.3FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
28.1.4SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2Orth.
28.1.6Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
28.1.7DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
28.1.8MarthoziteCu2+(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2 · 8H2OOrth.
28.1.9GuilleminiteBa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
28.1.10DemesmaekeritePb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
28.1.11MandarinoiteFe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
28.1.12CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
28.1.13AhlfelditeNi(SeO3) · 2H2OMon. 2/m

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 MolybdomeniteHide

Reference List:
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Kersten, C. (1839) Über mehrere neue Vorkommnisse des Selens. Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 46, 265-280. (as Selenichtsaures Bleioxyd).
Dana, J.D. (1868) System of Mineralogy, 5th. Edition, New York. (aided by G.J. Brush): 669.
Adam, M. (1869) Tableau minéralogique, Paris: 52 (as Glasbachit).
Bertrand (1882) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 5: 90 (as Kerstenite).
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 640.
American Mineralogist (1965) 50: 812.
Canadian Mineralogist (1970) 8: 149-158.
Fischer, R. (1972) Die Kristallstruktur von Molybdomenit, PbSeO3. Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 17, 196-207 (in German).
European Journal of Mineralogy (1994) 6: 337.
Pasero, M. and Rotiroti, N. (2003) The crystal structure of molybdomenite, PbSeO3. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2003, 145-152.

Internet Links for MolybdomeniteHide

Localities for MolybdomeniteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • La Rioja
    • General Lamadrid department
      • Los Llantenes district
Paar W H, Topa D, Makovicky E, Sureda R J, de Brodtkorb M K, Nickel E H, Putz H (2004) Jaguéite, Cu2Pd3Se4, a new mineral species from El Chire, La Rioja, Argentina, The Canadian Mineralogist 42, 1745-1755
    • Vinchina Department
Recursos Minerales de la Republica Argentina, E. O. Zappettini Ed., Buenos Aires 1999 ISSN 0328-2325; de Brodtkorb, M. K.; Gay, H. D.; Sureda, R. J. (1993): Polymetallic selenide-sulfide minerals of the Los Llantenes mining district, La Rioja, Argentina. Maurice, Yvon T. (Ed.), Proc. 8th Quadrenn. IAGOD Symp., 119-125.
Sarp, H. & G.Burri, Schweiz. Mineral.Petrogr. Mitt. 67, 219-223(1987)
  • Mendoza
    • Luján de Cuyo department
      • Cacheuta
        • Sierra de Cacheuta
          • Cerro de Cacheuta
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 640; Bertrand (1882) Bull. Soc. fr. Min. 5, 90-92.; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
[MinRec 21:133]
    • Chayanta Province
      • Pakajake Canyon (Pacajake Canyon)
Petrov, A., Smith, B., Smith, C. (2001) A Guide to Mineral Localities in Bolivia. Mineralogical Record Vol.32(6), pp. 457-482.
Canada
 
  • Nunavut
    • Kivalliq Region
      • Baker Lake
Richard Gunter Collection
  • Ontario
    • Algoma District
      • Peever Township
J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
  • Saskatchewan
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from New Brand Minerals.
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from New Brand Minerals.
Czech Republic
 
  • Olomouc Region
    • Javorník (Jauernig)
Sejkora, J., Pauliš, P., Malec, J.: Supergenní selenová mineralizace na uranovém ložisku Zálesí v Rychlebských horách. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2004, roč. 12, s. 174-179.
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Lautenthal
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Thuringia
    • Thuringian Forest
      • Neustadt am Rennsteig
        • Tannenglasbachsgrund
Kersten, C. (1839): Über mehrere neue Vorkommnisse des Selens. Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 46, 265-280.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
M. Kampf collection
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • East Devon
        • Budleigh Salterton
Technical Report TR-02-09 (March 2002) Alteration of uraniferous and native copper concretions in the Permian mudrocks of south Devon, United Kingdom - A E Milodowski et al
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Moffat Co.
      • Skull Creek District (Blue Mountain District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
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