Definition of Peacock ore
1. Noun. A mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits.
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Literary usage of Peacock ore
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1. Report on the Mines and Minerals of New Brunswick: With an Account of the by Loring Woart Bailey, Bailey, L. W. (Loring Woart), 1839-1925 (1864)
"... copper and peacock ore are found. Magnetic oxide of iron is present also. 2nd. ... The bulk of the ore is peacock ore and gray ..."
2. All about Gold, Gems, and Pearls (also Minerals Generally) in Ceylon and by A. M. Ferguson, John Ferguson (1888)
"peacock ore is usually found in pockets in large deposits of less rich but still very valuable copper pyrites : its presence would therefore lead one to ..."
3. South Australia in 1887: A Handbook for the Adelaide Jubilee International by H. J. Scott (1887)
"Estimated at 75 per cent. of copper. 16. Chalcopyrite (peacock ore) ... Chalcopyrite (peacock ore) from the depth of 450ft. Estimated at 28 per cent of ..."
4. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending by British Columbia Dept. of Mines (1898)
"Higher up and in contact with the diorite lies a large extent of granite in which some well-defined veins of peacock ore have been discovered. ..."
5. The Naturalists' Universal Directory: Containing names, addresses and by Samuel Edson Cassino (1896)
"COPPER—Copper Native, peacock ore, (¡rape Ore, Gray Ore, Mai:- chite. Shot Ore. Velvet Ore, Carbonate of Copper,etc. Also Trap' Rock, Grai - Ite, Gypsum, ..."