A beautiful Chalcopyrite Crystal Cluster on a Quartz matrix. Chalcopyrite is Pyrite with Copper which gives it a more realistic look of gold. A great chunky specimen which has taken millions of years for nature to produce. The specimen is mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.
6.6cm x 3.9cm x 5cm, 145g.
Named in 1725 by Johann Friedrich Henckel from the Greek “chalkos”, copper, and “pyrites”, strike fire.
A major ore of copper. Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks. Weathering may lead to the formation of malachite, azurite, brochantite, langite and numerous other secondary copper minerals.
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