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MOLYBDENITE

MoS2
Molybdenum Sulfide


Kearney Lake Mo, Halifax County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4950680
 Easting 443840
Details:
  Eardley-Wilmot (1925) notes that high grade molybdenite in quartz boulders was located here but the source was never located. A molybdenite occurrence is shown on Faribault's geology map of this area.
References:
 NSMOD #D12-007
Further Info:
 Eardley-Wilmot (1925) states that the source of his information is the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Mines Report of 1885 (p. 18), but no mention of the occurrence is made in this report. The location is instead taken from Faribault's geology map of this area.
Other Minerals:
 Quartz

Keddy Mo, Nb, Ta Pegmatite, Lunenburg County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4952320
 Easting 381500
Details:

 The Keddy Pegmatite, also referred to as the Lantz Pegmatite, is found southwest of the village of New Ross, Lunenburg County on the west side of the Larder River. The Larder River flows from Lake Ramsey to the Gold River and crosses under the New Ross to Forties Road about 3.8 km west of New Ross. The pegmatite is found about 2.4 km south of the Forties Road. The Keddy Pegmatite is accessible by three routes: (1) originally the site was accessed via a woods road leading south from Keddy Hill at Forties (O'Reilly et al., 1982), but more recent logging and Christmas tree farming in the area has resulted in easier access; (2) Perhaps the best way to access the prospect is via a Christmas tree farm found on the north side of the Meister Road, which leads west from Lake Darling at New Ross. This farm passes to within a couple of hundred metres of the east bank of the Larder River immediately opposite the prospect. Permission to pass through the Christmas tree farm must first be obtained. One must also cross the Larder River but this is easily done at most times of the year except for the spring when water level is at it's highest; (3) a recent (circa. 1992) high quality (i.e. passable by car) logging road leads from the Forties Road at Forties and passes along the top of the hill found a few hundred metres west of the prosect. Taking this route means that on parking their vehicle, one must only walk through the woods and down the slope to the prospect. However, the logging road is usually gated and permission must be obtained for entrance.

References:
 NSMOD #A09-013
Further Info:

 A few flakes of molybdenite were observed in dump samples of the greisenized leucomonzogranite by O'Reilly et al. (1982). Other minerals identified in the greisen and pegmatite include: topaz, dumortierite, dickite, fluorite, columbite or tantalite, scheelite and wolframite. Molybdenite, in 2.5 cm rosettes, occurs in an aplitic leucogranite in the central portion of the prospect. Cameron (1950) indicates the quartz pegmatite dyke at the the south end of the prospect contains flakes of molybdenite and a radioactive mineral but these were not observed by O'Reilly et al. (1982).
The prospect was discovered in 1890 at which time two test pits were dug. Faribault (1924) indicates two pegmatite dykes at this site on his geology map and reports that molybdenite occurs in both.

Other Minerals:
  wolframite, scheelite, fluorite, topaz, columbite, dumortierite, tantalite

Walker Moly Prospect, Lunenburg County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4958460
 Easting 387970
Details:

 The Walker Moly Prospect is found 140 m south of the Vaughan-New Ross Road at the community of New Russell, Lunenburg County. New Russell is 6.4 km east of New Ross, a village on Highway 12. A swampy area and brook separates the prospect from the road, so best access is to the workings is by following a woods road along the south border of the swamp (O'Reilly et al., 1982). The woods road leads west from a secondary road that goes from the Vaughan-New Ross Road toward Round Lake. The entrance to the woods road is 100 m south of the paved Vaughan-New Ross Road. Follow the woods road west for 240 m to its terminus at the prospect.

References:
 NSMOD #A16-010,  Extensive info available, see the database.
The location for this prospect indicated on NSDNR Map 88-15 (Corey, 1988) is wrong. The correct coordinates are provided in this occurrence entry.
Further Info:

A shaft at the site is water filled and a cement cap has been placed over it for safety reasons. A waste rock dump surrounds the shaft and is heavily overgrown.
This prospect is an excellent mineral collecting location. Time spent rummaging through the waste rock dump will yield excellent specimens of molybdenite and bornite. The more exotic minerals reported from the prospect are less common and occur disseminated in the greisen selvages.

Other Minerals:
 gahnite, chalcopyrite, bornite, wolframite, cassiterite, native bismuth, uraninite, wittichenite, mawsonite

French Road Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn Prospect, Cape Breton County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 5087640 / 5087570 / 5088770 / 5088910 / 5088410
 Easting 716480 / 716650 / 718270 / 717910 / 717440
Details:
 see the nova scotia mineral database
References:
 NSMOD #F16-005
Further Info:
 see the nova scotia mineral database
Other Minerals:
 arsenopyrite, sphalerite, bismuthinite, chalcopyrite, cubanite, galena, magnetite, pyrite, pyrrhotite




 

 Cleavage: perfect in one direction, forming thin sheets

 Colour: silver metallic with a bluish cast

 Fracture: flaky

 Hardness: 1.5 - 2

 Luster: metallic

 Streak: bluish gray

 Possible Useage: molybdenum ore, mineral specimen

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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