|CHALCOPYRITE MINERAL FACTS|
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Chalcopyrite Mineral Facts:
Chemical Formula: CuFeS2 ie., Copper Pyrites, Yellow Copper Ore.
Brass yellowish, sometimes
surfaces are tarnished to iridescent.
Hardness: 3.5 to 4
Cleavage: No cleavage, fracture is uneven; brittle.
Luster:. Metallic luster. It is an excellent conductor of electricity.
Optics: (Refractive Index) a = 1.53; b = 1.68; y = 1.685
Structure and Associated Minerals:
Identification and Diagnostics
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