Molybdenite in quartz monzonite

Molybdenite in quartz monzonite

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Caption: Molybdenite in quartz monzonite. Crystals of molybdenite, molybdenum disulphide, (silvery grey) in their monzonite host rock. Molybdenite is similar in appearance and feel to graphite. It has a lubricating effect due to its layered structure and is a common ore of molybdenum. Monzonite is an igneous intrusive rock composed of approximately equal quantities of plagioclase and orthoclase feldspars. Quartz monsonite is a form of monzonite that contains more than 10% quartz.

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