Chalcopyrite, Treated

£7.14

(Actual as seen)

SIZE:    111 x 83 x 31mm

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Description

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Chalcopyrite is a copper iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the tetragonal system. It has a brassy to golden yellow colour and a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale. Its streak is diagnostic as green tinged black. On exposure to air, chalcopyrite oxidises to a variety of oxides, hydroxides and sulfates.

Treated chalcopyrite are specimens that have been treated with acid to give them a blue and purple iridescence, which enhances their visual appeal. In nature the surface of chalcopyrite loses its metallic luster and brass-yellow color upon weathering. It tarnishes to a dull, gray-green color, but in the presence of acids the tarnish can develop a red to blue to purple iridescence.

**WarningContains copper which can cause serious health issues if not handled correctly. DO NOT hammer or break this rock up.

Treated, from Mexico

ACTUAL AS SEENThe image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.

 

Additional information

Unique

(Actual as seen)

Origin

Mexico

Colour

blue, pink, purple

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