(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.
chalcopyrite (plural chalcopyrites)
- (mineralogy) A yellow mineral that is a mixed sulfide of copper and iron, with the chemical formula CuFeS2.
- “Chalcopyrite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- “chalcopyrite”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
- ^ 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