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【Product Name】:Chalcopyrite
【Categories】:Copper Ore
【Item NO】:CuFeS2
【Specifications】:Cu 34.56%,Fe30.52%,S34.92%
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Chalcopyrite , Can identified from its color and streak ,it similar to Pyrite, But the hardness less than pyrite,pyrite’s hardness is 6-6.5,it similar to gold, but higher hardness than gold, Brittle than gold,gold’s hardness is 2.5-3,it same as pyrite, In the field can easily be mistaken for gold,thus name(fool’s gold),chalcopyrite is the main raw material for Smelting copper.

chemical composition


 physical proporties

 3-4 hardness

 4.1-4.3g/cm3 proportion

  Cleavage: Parallel and incomplete

 fracture: Irregular-shaped fracture

  color:chalcopyrite is yellow or green yellow, Often with mixed patchy POH color

 streak: green black


 luster: metal luster

 Luminescence:noneother: Conducting Good


optical properties :


Yellow reflection:reflection:41.5(green),40.5(orange),40(red ligh), Dual-reflector is not obvious, Weak heterogeneity, Poly double-crystal film can be seen

Causes of occurrence

  Chalcopyrite is widely distributed, Can be formed under various conditions, There are several types of : Magmatic: With the basic and ultrabasic rocks related to Cu-Ni sulphide or vanadium titanium magnetite bed, The formation of higher temperatures, With pyrrhotite, pentlandite in close symbiosis, Contact metasomatic:  Chalcopyrite often filling accountable or transparent gray garnet and other minerals mining,With magnetite, pyrite, pyrrhotite and other symbiotic

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