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Molybdenite found 1977

Molybdenite is molybdenum sulfide. Molybdenite is very soft and flexible, prone to bending. In his 1796 Elements of Mineralogy, Irish mineralogist Richard Kirwan named this species using the Greek root molybdos lead; the mineral has the appearance of lead. Molybdenite however contains the element molybdenum, of which it is the principal ore, and certainly no appreciable lead!

This is a very well preserved single crystal of delicate molybdenite showing its hexagonal symmetry. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona. Laskowski self-collected this specimen August 17, 1977.

Price: $40

Item code: MS1832

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