Tungstenite


Composition: WS2
Crystal System : Hexagonal; Trigonal
Colours: Grey-white
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness (H) : 2.5
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 7.4

Distribution

Extremely rare. In polished section only.

Occurrence

  • Hypogene

Paragenetic and General Notes

Identified by ore microscopy by Geier and Ottemann (1970). In cryptocrystalline bands with molybdenite.