Ore Molybdenum Principal

Molybdenite mos 2 is the principal ore of molybdenum mo which spurred much debate among early metallurgistsome confused the very soft, silvery grey mineral with the similarly soft mineral, graphitethers insisted it was lead ore and named it molybdos, meaning leadliket until 1778 did the swedish chemist extraordinaire, karl scheele, identify molybdenum as a new element.