This nice sample of Molybdenite comes from Canada Quebec Moly Hill Mine Malartic. Molybdenite consists of lead gray, metallic shiny, opaque, foliate and thinly tabular, imperfect crystals reaching a size of up to 1,5 cm, which grow into a pad of milky quartz.
Origin North America » Canada » Quebec » Moly Hill Mine Malartic
Size category Miniature (4-7 cm)
Size 5,6 x 4,1 x 4 cm
Weight 87 g
The biggest crystal 1,5 x 1,5 x 0,15 cm


Molybdenite is molybdenum sulfide, MoS2. Its name comes from the Greek mólybdos - containing lead. It is the most important molybdenum red. Creates hexagonal flexible flakes and tiles. It is lead-bluish gray, strongly shiny, resembling graphite. Occurs mainly on rock cracks, in greisen, on hydrothermal veins, in pegmatites, but also in sediments


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