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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