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Molybdenite-3R

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Formula:
MoS2
Crystal System:
Trigonal
A polytype of Molybdenite


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Classification of Molybdenite-3RHide

3.8.7

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
8 : Sulphides etc. of Cr, Mo, W an Mn

Chemical Properties of Molybdenite-3RHide

Formula:
MoS2

Crystallography of Molybdenite-3RHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.16 Å, c = 18.33 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 5.801
Unit Cell V:
158.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3

First Recorded Occurrence of Molybdenite-3RHide

Other Language Names for Molybdenite-3RHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite1 photo of Molybdenite-3R associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Sodalite1 photo of Molybdenite-3R associated with Sodalite on mindat.org.
Natrolite1 photo of Molybdenite-3R associated with Natrolite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.8.1BrezinaiteCr3S4Mon. 2/m
3.8.2CaswellsilveriteNaCrS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.8.3KalininiteZnCr2S4
3.8.4DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
3.8.5Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4Mon. 2/m
3.8.6MolybdeniteMoS2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.8.8JordisiteMoS2
3.8.9DrysdalliteMo(Se,S)2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.8.10TungsteniteWS2Trig. 3m : R3m
3.8.12AlabanditeMnSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.8.13HaueriteMnS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.8.14Manganoshadlunite(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)8S8

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 Molybdenite-3RHide

Reference List:
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Traill, R. J. (1963): A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite. Can. Mineral. 7, 524-526.
Handbook of Mineralogy Vol. I, p. 336.

Internet Links for Molybdenite-3RHide

Localities for Molybdenite-3RHide

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.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Nanaimo Mining Division
      • Texada Island
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
  • Northwest Territories
    • Mackenzie District
      • Yellowknife
R. J. Traill. A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite, Canad. Mineral ,7 524-526 (1963)
  • Ontario
    • Timiskaming District
      • Powell Township
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton (West Broughton)
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
China
 
  • Henan Province
    • Luoyang Prefecture
      • Song Co.
Senpo Wen (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 247-252
Greenland
 
  • Sermersooq
    • Arsuk Fjord
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Antigorio Valley
          • Premia
            • Premia gneiss quarries
Sergio Varvelo specimens
        • Formazza Valley
          • Formazza
            • Ban Group
Mattioli V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.; Piccoli G.C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
Graeser, S., Stalder, H.A. (1974): Mineral-Neufunde aus der Schweiz und angrenzenden Gebieten. I. Schweizer Strahler, 3, 7, 265-277; Mattioli, V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
Mattioli V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.; Piccoli G.C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
  • Veneto
    • Padova Province
      • Euganei Hills
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
Mexico
 
  • Michoacan
    • Mun. de Mugica
      • Nueva Italia de Ruiz
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
      • Kuril Islands (Kurile Islands)
        • Iturup Island
          • Bogatyr' Range
Znamenskii V.S., Lebedev L.M., Sidorenko G.A. (1970) On molybdenite from middle-cretaceous volcanic rocks of Iturup island (Kuril Islands), - DAN USSR, v.193, N4, pp. 898-901 (in Rus.).
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • Takhtarvumchorr Mt
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Kyshtym (Kychtym; Kishtim)
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Freichi area
      • Giessen
Most recent: Gea 1993/04 p.137 with most literature references
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Pinal Co.
      • San Manuel District
Newberry,Rainer J.J.,(1979) Poltypism in Molybdenite(I):a non-equllibrium impurity-induced phenomenon: American Mineralogist 64.758-767
  • North Carolina
    • McDowell Co.
Frondel,Judith W. and Wickman,Frans E.(1970) Molybdenite Polytypes In Theory And Occurrence .II.Some Naturally -Occurring Polytypes Of Molybdenite; The American Mineralogist,Vol.55,November-December,1970, pg #1861
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729
Zambia
 
Stanislav Vrána
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