Molybdenite on Quartz
Cabinet, 9.4 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
Kingsgate, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia
A classic from one of the richest Moly mines in history, for mineral specimens - but from which pieces are now seldom seen on the market. Aesthetically perched on a quartz matrix, is a single, large, foliated crystal of molybdenite, 7 cm across. Waxy to the touch and with superior metallic luster, this old-timer is an outstanding example of the species. It is cleanly repaired at the contact of the crystal sheave to the matrix.