Molybdenite R050209

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Name: Molybdenite
RRUFF ID: R050209
Ideal Chemistry: MoS2
Locality: Boss Mountain mine, Hendrix Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Source: Lloyd Twaites
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Foiliated gray colored, represents the 2H polytype
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Molybdenite (3) ]
Quick search: [ All Molybdenite samples (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R050209.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Mo1.00S2.00
Reference File: [ View PDF ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample, 780 nm Raman overwhelmed by fluorescence

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RRUFF ID: R050209
Sample Description: Unoriented sample, 780 nm Raman overwhelmed by fluorescence
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050209.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050209.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050209.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 3.1592(2)Å    b: 3.1592(2)Å    c: 12.3019(7)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 106.337(10)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Molybdenite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Kirwan R (1796) Chapter XIX. Molybdenite, in Elements of Mineralogy, Volume 2 P. Elmsly London 319-323   [view file]

Brongniart A (1807) 3e Genre. Molybdène. Esp. Molybdène sulfuré, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, Volume 2 Deterville Paris 91-93   [view file]

Semiletov S A (1961) The crystalline structure of rhombohedral MoS2, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 6, 428-431   [view file]

Fleischer M (1963) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 48, 1413-1421   [view file]

Traill R J (1963) A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 7, 524-526   [view file]

Mandarino J A, Gait R I (1970) Shorter communications: Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum, The Canadian Mineralogist, 10, 723-729   [view file]

Bailey S W (1977) Report of the I.M.A-I.U.Cr. Joint Committee on Nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 62, 411-415   [view file]

Arne D C, Bierlein F P, Morgan J W, Stein H J (2001) Re-Os dating of sulfides associated with gold mineralization in central Victoria, Australia, Economic Geology, 96, 1455-1459

Grabezhev A I, Voudouris P C (2014) Rhenium distribution in molybdenite from the Vosnesensk porphyry Cu ± (Mo,Au) deposit (Southern Urals, Russia), The Canadian Mineralogist, 52, 671-685

Kolitsch U, Rieck B, Brandstätter F, Schreiber F, Fabritz K, Blaß G, Gröbner J (2014) Neufunde aus dem alten Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I), Mineralien Welt, 1, 60-75

Plotinskaya O Y, Abramova V D, Groznova E O, Tessalina S G, Seltmann R, Spratt J (2018) Trace-element geochemistry of molybdenite from porphyry Cu deposits of the Birgilda-Tomino ore cluster (South Urals, Russia), Mineralogical Magazine, 82, S281-S306

Plotinskaya O Y, Shilovskikh V V, Najorka J, Kovalchuk E V, Seltmann R, Spratt J (2019) Grain-scale distribution of molybdenite polytypes versus rhenium contents: μXRD and EBSD data, Mineralogical Magazine, 83, 639-644

Yang Y, He H, Tan W, Tao Q, Yao J, Xian H, Li S, Xi J, Zhu J, Xu H (2022) Incorporation of incompatible trace elements into molybdenite: Layered PbS precipitates within molybdenite, American Mineralogist, 107, 54-64