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Hexamolybdenum Mineral Data

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General Hexamolybdenum Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 104.04 gm
   Iron         4.29 %  Fe
   Nickel       0.56 %  Ni
   Molybdenum  51.64 %  Mo
   Iridium     12.93 %  Ir
   Osmium       5.48 %  Os
   Ruthenium   23.32 %  Ru
   Tungsten     1.77 %  W
              ______ 
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mo0.56Ru0.24Fe0+0.08Ir0.07Os0.03W0.01Ni0.01
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as micro- to nano-crystals in refractory inclusions in the meteorite. Possible pre-solar phase.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Allende meteorite, Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name refers to the symmetry (primitive hexagonal) and composition (Mo-rich).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-029
 

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  Allendeite   Hexamolybdenum

Comments: BSE image of the refractory inclusion in the Allendeite meteorite containing allendeite (BSE bright phase) and hexamolybdenum (BSE bright phase).
Location: Allende meteorite, Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.. Scale: See Image.
© Lunar and Planetary Science Instutute

Hexamolybdenum Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.61121
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 2.7506, c = 4.4318, Z = 2; V = 29.04 Den(Calc)= 11.90
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.098(1), 2.216(0.26), 2.382(0.24),1.169(0.2), 1.255(0.18), 1.375(0.17), 1.622(0.15), 1.15(0.14),
 

Physical Properties of Hexamolybdenum

Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
 

Calculated Properties of Hexamolybdenum

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=10.3 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hexamolybdenum =11.9 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.21
Boson Index = 0.79
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHexamolybdenum = 424.68 barns/electron
U=PEHexamolybdenum x rElectron Density=4,357.18 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hexamolybdenum is Not Radioactive
 

Hexamolybdenum Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.02.02.05 (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.02)Osmium group (Space Group P63/mmc)
 
01.02.02.01 Osmium (Os,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.02.02 Ruthenium (Ru,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.02.03 Rutheniridosmine (Ir,Os,Ru) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.02.04 Hexaferrum! (Fe,Os,Ru,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.02.05 Hexamolybdenum! (Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.02.06 IMA2008-055! (Ni,Fe,Ir) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.XX.00 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.X - Unclassified Strunz ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, pho
  01.XX -Unknown
 
01.XX.00 Tantalum* Ta I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
01.XX.00 Hexamolybdenum! (Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.XX.00 Brownleeite! MnSi P 213 2 3
 

Other Hexamolybdenum Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 2000) PHYS. PROP.(Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 2000)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hexamolybdenum :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Hexamolybdenum

(Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os)
Dana No: 01.02.02.05 Strunz No: 01.XX.00
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