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Molybdenite & Powellite

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Molybdenite & Powellite

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Description
Locality: 
Jardinera #1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm
Weight: 
70.00gr
Description

Very interesting specimen of molybdenite with powellite an other Cu- molybdate maybe szenicsite. This well-known copper deposit is the Type Locality for the very rare szenicsite. Molybdenite combination specimens from here are extremely rare and desirable. The powellite fluoresces yellow under SW UV light.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Molybdenite

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

Powellite

Formula: 
Ca(MoO4)
Strunz: 
7.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Peacock Mine (South Peacock; Darland; Peacock & South Peacock), Cuprum, Seven Devils District, Adams Co., Idaho, USA

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