RED CHALCOPYRITE CRYSTAL CLUSTER
An amazing little Red Chalcopyrite Crystal Cluster. We’ve never seen such a bright colour in this mineral, which is much rarer than its relative iron pyrite. A super collectible piece for the metals or rare mineral collector. The matrix is oxidized Galena with frostings of Calcite.
Borieva Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.
6cm x 6.3cm x 4cm, 188g.
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.