Dims: 1.6" x 1.4" x 0.8" (4.1 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 1.20 oz. (34.1 g)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Northern Queensland, Australia
This thumbnail specimen seems to be composed of one or two "books" of Molybenite that have been pressed together and considerably warped. It is difficult to detect a flat edge of one of the books, and their hexagonal outline is nonexistent. They do have the micaceous appearance, dark gray color, and dull metallic luster of Molybdenite, though, along with its characteristic density. There are a few tiny shards of broken quartz trapped in the folds of Molybdenite in one area, but there is no other host rock or foreign material. Likely the most impressive aspect of this specimen is the fact that it is nearly 100% Molybdenite by weight.