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Chalcopyrite - copper ore

#49105

Chalcopyrite - copper ore

#49105
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 11.5 x 8 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Equity mine, Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior , British Columbia, Canada
Tagged
sulfide , copper , ore specimen

Chalcopyrite is the most widely occuring copper ore containing 35% copper. The Equity Silver mine was discovered in 1967 and was under production by 1980 and ceased in 1993. It is a high grade vein deposit and is currently under exploration by Equity Metals Corporation. This specimen is an impressive chunk of brassy gold Chalcopyrite.

Chalcopyrite

Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Striated, Druse 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brass yellow, honey yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Chris van Laer Collection

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