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Ferrimolybdite & Molybdenite

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Ferrimolybdite & Molybdenite

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Description
Locality: 
Herzogenhügel, Ternell, Eupen, Liège Province, Belgium
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.8 × 0.9 cm
Description

Yellow radiated acicular crystals of ferrimolybdite with grey metallic massive molybdenite in quartz. From the La Helle tonalite, a very remote outcrop at the Herzogenhügel in the middle of the Haute Fagnes. Uncommon locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Ferrimolybdite

Formula: 
Fe2(MoO4)3·nH2O
Strunz: 
7.GB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Alekseevskii Mine, Lake Iktul', Karysh River Basin, Khakassia Republic (Khakassy Republic; Khakassiya Republic), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

Molybdenite

Formula: 
MoS2
Strunz: 
2.EA.30
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.0 - 1.5

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