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Molybdenite with Chloritoid

#PD30868

Molybdenite with Chloritoid

#PD30868
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 8 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MoS2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Penlee quarry, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Tagged
sulfide

Hand sample of Molybdenite with Chloritoid.  An iridescent shine is visible on one side, possibly Chalcopyrite.  Small blade like crystals of Molybdenite are visible in the matrix.  Other small grains of sulphides are visible in the martix as well.

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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