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Molybdenite with Covellite

#51036

Molybdenite with Covellite

#51036
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MoS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
El Teniente, Rancagua, Cachapoal, Chile
Tagged
ore mineral , sulfide

I was surprised to see these little 3mm crystals of Covellite on this specimen of mostly Molybdenite. It's a good specimen from this very important copper mine.

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
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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