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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