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Chalcopyrite

copper

Chalcopyrite, most important copper ore. It contains iron and sulfur as well as copper, and has the formula CuFeS2. Chalcopyrite has a yellowish coloration with a metallic luster, though it easily tarnishes to produce iridescent colors. It is found worldwide.

See also: Copper.

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