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Molybdenite

#30655

Molybdenite

#30655
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MoS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Nunatak prospect at Muir Inlet, Juneau dist., Alaska
Tagged
Ore Minerals

The Nunatak Molybdenum deposit consists of stockworks of quartz-molybdenite veins in skarn forming a large low-grade molybdenum deposit. The deposit was discovered and staked in 1941. The molybdenum mineralization consists mostly of closely-spaced quartz veins containing rosettes of Molybdenite crystal much like this specimen. The rosettes on this specimen are to 2cm across.

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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