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Chalcopyrite

#PD51190

Chalcopyrite

#PD51190
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States
Tagged
sulfide , copper

A chunk of mostly solid sulfides, the main is iridescent Chalcopyrite. The grey areas may be Chalcocite. The old Franklin Museum tag indicates that Andradite and Hardystonite is present. Very nice specimen for this locality.

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
Don Phillips Collection

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