Chalcopyrite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Chalcopyrite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Chalcopyrite Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Alternative Names: Peacock Ore

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Chalcopyrite

Mineral Group: Sulphides

Chemical Formula: CuFeS2

Hardness: 3.5-4

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Colour: Brassy gold, iridescent when tarnished

Typical Appearance: Broken or polished surfaces initially appear brassy yellow, but may later form an iridescent tarnish, and it is therefore sometimes referred to as “peacock ore” – a name more correctly attributed to bornite, which has a similar characteristic.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus

Element: None


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