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TitleMolybdenite and pyrite
DescriptionThis sample contains bright silvery molybdenite and metallic brass-colored pyrite, as well as brown stained quartz and feldspar. Molybdenite, MoS2 (molybdenum sulfide), is an important ore for molydbenum. It is a very soft metallic mineral that is sometimes confused with graphite, but not with many other minerals.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-07-09.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #215.
Key wordsmolybdenite
Tech details824 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1079