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Molybdenite Mineral Data

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General Molybdenite 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: High temperature hydrothermal veins. Important in disseminated deposits of the porphyry type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide occurrences. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Greek, molybdos = "lead."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Molybdenite + Pronunciation Say MOLYBDENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Castaingite-(Cu)
  Molybdic ochre
  Muchuanite - mixture of molybdenite and jordisite