chalcopyrite

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Chalcopyrite
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From the Ancient Greek χαλκός ‎(khalkós, copper), and pyrite. Named by Johann Friedrich Henckel 1725.[1]

Noun[edit]

chalcopyrite ‎(plural chalcopyrites)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellow mineral that is a mixed sulfide of copper and iron, with the chemical formula CuFeS2.

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  • chalcopyrite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • chalcopyrite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  1. ^ James D. Dana: Dana's System of Mineralogy. Volume I, seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1944