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- Mineralogy and geology*
- Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
- Common Associations
Mineralogy and Geology of Chalcopyrite
Mineral formula: CuFeS2
Grouping: a member of the chalcopyrite group
Crystal system: tetragonal
Cleavage: poor to indistinct
Fracture: irregular to uneven
Color: brass yellow, often with an iridescent tarnish
Streak: greenish black
Moh’s scale hardness: 3 ½ - 4
Specific gravity: 4.1 – 4.3
Named after: the Greek "chalkos", copper, and "pyrites", strike fire, in 1725 by Johann Friedrick Henckel
Geological occurrence: Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks. Weathering may lead to the formation of secondary copper minerals such as malachite, azurite, brochantite and others.
Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties
Chalcopyrite is considered to be a stone of the mystic, providing information for oneself or others from the higher realms. With appropriate intention, it is considered to remove energy blockages and open the crown chakra, cleansing and activating at the same time. It is an excellent mineral for meditation. This energetic cleansing is thought to promote all aspects of physical health.
- Chakra – relates to the crown chakra
- Numerology - vibrates to the number 9
- Zodiac – Capricorn
- Birthstone – no traditional associations
- Wedding Anniversary – no traditional associations
* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org
** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.
*** Metaphysical properties come from:
Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.
The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.
Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.
Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.