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Drysdallite Mineral Data

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General Drysdallite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mo(Se,S)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 230.41 gm
   Molybdenum  41.64 %  Mo
   Selenium    51.40 %  Se
   Sulfur       6.96 %  S
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MoSe1.5S0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In the oxidation zone of a uranium deposit in a talc schist.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Kapijimpanga uranium deposit, 16 km southeast of Solwezi, Northwestern Province, Zambia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For A.R. Drysdall, Director, Geological Survey of Zambia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Drysdallite + Pronunciation Say DRYSDALLITE