Ores in granite

  • Exhibition Text

    • Water leached the metal molybdenum out of hot granite and deposited it in cooler granite, in veins that can be seen to crisscross the rock. The blue-gray mineral is molybdenum sulfide. Four generations of veins are present, with successively younger ones cutting older ones.

      Provided by Climax Molybdenum Company, Climax, Colorado

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Molybdenum, Natural resources, Hydrogeology, Granite

      Audience: General