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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Graphite

Identifier:
2019.1.1131
Description:
Graphite is an element often found in metamorphic rocks and, like diamonds, is made of carbon. Due to the weakness of the chemical bonds that hold the atoms together, it is much softer than a diamond and is commonly used as pencil 'lead'. 

Formula: C
Dimensions:
1 in." h 1 1/4 in." w
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Museum Collection
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