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Ferrimolybdite & Molybdenite

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Ferrimolybdite & Molybdenite

Antarctica expedition GANOVEX I

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Description
Locality: 
Lillie Marleen Camp, Everett Range, Victoria Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarctica
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

Bright yellow-greenish ferrimolybdenite with minor metallic grey molybdenite on quartz.

The specimen was found during the first german Antarctica expedition GANOVEX I in 1979/80.

Comes with a - copy - of the original label.

Ex collection Dipl. Min. Ulrich Vetter, Hannover - the mineralogist from this expedition.

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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