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Molybdenite

#PD30623

Molybdenite

#PD30623
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 7 x 7.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MoS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
American Molybdenite Mine (White Elephant Mine), Ontario, Canada

A large 4.5cm crystal composed of thin foliated sheets of soft blueish-silver Molybdenite partially exposed in white very course crystalline Albite-Anorthite matrix with large green Diopside crystals. According to info on Mindat.org's page for the American Moly. Mine the mineralization occurs in a Pyroxenite at the contact of a Granite and a Limestone, or more commonly referred to as a skarn.

Molybdenite

Formula
MoS2 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Massive, Disseminated 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black, lead gray, gray 
Streak
greenish gray 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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