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Molybdenite

#45906

Molybdenite

#45906
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 8 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
MoS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Endako mine, Francois Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Tagged
sulfide

This is a good representation of the chief ore of molybdenum. It is silvery metallic with a tinge of blue and weighs about 16 oz. Veins can be seen in the sample from 1-20mm.

Because of it's high melting point (2,620 deg. C), it is used primarily in metallurgical applications for harding steel as well as lubricant, petroleum refining, flame retardents, and in the glass and ceramics industries.

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
Chris van Laer Collection

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