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Chalcopyrite Mineral Data

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General Chalcopyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuFeS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.53 gm
   Iron    30.43 %  Fe
   Copper  34.63 %  Cu
   Sulfur  34.94 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuFe2+S2
Help on Environment: Environment: Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1747
Help on Locality: Locality: Numerous localities world wide. The most economically important mineral in porphyry copper deposits. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, chalkos, "copper" hence "Copper Pyrite."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chalcopyrite + Pronunciation Say CHALCOPYRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2518
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