Dims: 3.0" x 1.8" x 1.7" (7.6 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 3.73 oz.(105.9 g)
A hexagonal "book" of Molybdenite is half-exposed from the massive quartz host rock of this specimen. Although one of its edges is slightly bent flat, it is still in excellent condition, showing a definite hexagonal shape. It has a moderate gray color, a metallic luster, and a flaky consistency. From the visible portion, I have determined that the book measures about 0.6" (1.5 cm) in diameter and is no more than 2 mm thick. There are a few bits of muscovite visible in cracks in the quartz, which is colorless and partially transparent.