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Molybdenite-3R

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Molybdenite-3R

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 1.5 cm
Description

Well formed crystal of molybdenite-3R, a very rare trigonal polytype of molybdenite found at Lengenbach. The number of confirmed molybdenite-3R specimens from Lengenbach is only 179 ! (from the book Faszination Lengenbach, 2008). Find 2006.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Molybdenite-3R

Polytype Of: 

Molybdenite

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

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