Dims: 2.6" x 2.4" x 1.5" (6.6 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 5.37 oz. (152.4 g)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Northern Queensland, Australia
Several warped and incomplete Molybdenite "books" are intergrown on the white quartz host rock of this specimen. The largest of these books has dimensions of 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.2" (3.3 x 1.8 x 0.5 cm). Evidence of their hexagonal tabular form is almost nonexistent. The books show a moderately dark gray coloration and a metallic luster, and are opaque, of course. The quartz base on which they rest is mostly massive in habit, but a few small crystals emanate from one end of it, only one of which is complete.