Dims: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.8" (3.0 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 0.5 oz. (13 g)
Desmont Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
At least 2 tabular Molybdenite crystals rest on the crystalline base of this thumbnail piece. The largest of thse measures 0.9" (2.3 cm) along its longest axis, and the other has a visible diameter of nearly 0.6" (1.5 cm). The larger crystal is much more exposed and is therefore not in very good condition - though not necessarily broken, it has been badly bent and warped so that one cannot define its hexagonal tabular form. The smaller is much better protected, and has a jagged but definable hexagonal outline. Both show the classic silver-gray color and metallic luster of the specie. The base is made up partly of massive white calcite and partly of a cluster of several intergrown, badly broken, dull green crystals that remind me of diopside or epidote. I am not sure what they are, but I am thinking one of the aforementioned.