chalcopyrite

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Chalcopyrite
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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Isn't it just chalco- + pyrite?”) 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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Further reading[edit]

  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