Dims: 2.8" x 2.3" x 1.6" (7.1 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 11.3 oz. (320 g)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Northern Queensland, Australia
This hand specimen represents the largest single "book" of Molybdenite platelets that I have ever seen- it is huge! Other than a few small shards of quartz host rock, it is composed almost completely of Molybenite and is in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage. The book itself is rather warped, as it does not have a complete hexagonal shape and the platelets that constitute it diminish in size and are not aligned completely parallel to each other. The Molybdenite has the gray color, metallic luster, softness, and density that one expects from this mineral and shows what appears to be a substantial amount of rust-staining along its outer edges. It is one of my personal favorites of our newest additions.