Dims: 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.4" (6.4 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 4.0 oz. (112.8 g)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia
At least 8 "books" of hexagonal Molybdenite platelets rest on this small hand specimen. The largest of these measures 0.7" (1.8 cm) in diameter and 0.3" (8 mm) thick, and like the others, is somewhat warped and rounded in form. All but two of the books, however, have definable hexagonal tabular form and shape. The Molybdenite has a moderately dark gray coloration and a slightly dull metallic luster. There is a small amount of a massive, dull golden sulfide mineral accompanying the Molybdenite, but I do not know its composition. The quartz host rock on which all of this rests is massive and has a milky-white coloration and a dull waxy luster.