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Jordisite Mineral Data

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General Jordisite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MoS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 160.07 gm
   Molybdenum  59.94 %  Mo
   Sulfur      40.06 %  S
              ______ 
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MoS2
Help on Environment: Environment: As veinlets and coatings of probable moderate to low-temperature hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, in the Sun Valley mine, east of Jacob Lake, Coconio Co., Arizona. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Eduard Friedrich Alexander Jordis (1868-1917), colloidal chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Jordisite + Pronunciation Say JORDISITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Muchuanite - mixture of molybdenite and jordisite
 

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  Jordisite

Comments: Black earthy jordisite on matrix.
Location: Glückauf Shaft, Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 6 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Jordisite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Amorphous- No Crystals
 

Physical Properties of Jordisite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Blue gray, Black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Calculated Properties of Jordisite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.15
Boson Index = 0.85
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEJordisite = 101.34 barns/electron
U=PEJordisite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Jordisite is Not Radioactive
 

Jordisite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.11.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.11)Dana Group
 
02.12.11.01 Jordisite MoS2 None
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EA.30 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EA -M:S = 1:2
 
02.EA.30 Drysdallite Mo(Se,S)2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EA.30 Jordisite MoS2 None
 
02.EA.30 Molybdenite MoS2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.EA.30 Tungstenite WS2 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Jordisite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Jordisite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Jordisite

MoS2
Dana No: 02.12.11.01 Strunz No: 02.EA.30
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