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Chalcopyrite with Bornite

#RW50125

Chalcopyrite with Bornite

#RW50125
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 9 x 7 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
ore mineral , sulfide , copper

Both Chalcopyrite ans Bornite are important ores of Copper and contains about 35 percent Copper. Chalcopyrite is the most widely occuring mineral of Copper. and is usually a primary mineral in porphyry deposits and is usually associated with Bornite, Chalcocite, Covellite, and Digenite.

This specimen is a good example of vein mineralization from a Copper porphyry deposit. There are two good "blowouts" of Chalcopyrite to 1.5cm and is sandwiched between layers of black, tarnished Bornite.

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
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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