Molybdenum

minerals

Formula: Mo
Element, does not exist in the native state. When present in compounds, molybdenum exists mostly in the oxidation state Mo4+ or Mo6+ (ChC).
Abundance in the Earth’s crust: 1.2 parts per million by weight, 0.2 parts per million by moles (ChC).


Molybdenum-bearing minerals include:

Sulphides

molybdenite

Oxides

biehlite

Halogenides

parkinsonite

Molybdates

ferrimolybdite
koechlinite
powellite
wulfenite

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