a soft, heavy mineral, PbMoO, that is an ore of molybdenum and occurs usually as yellowish, tetragonal crystals; lead molybdate
Origin of wulfeniteGerman wulfenit, after F. X. von Wulfen (1728-1805), Austrian mineralogist
A usually yellow to orange-brown mineral, PbMoO4, used as a molybdenum ore.
Origin of wulfeniteGerman Wulfenit, after Franz Xavier von Wulfen, (1728–1805), Austrian mineralogist.
Wulfen + -ite, for Austrian mineralogist Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805), named in 1841.