Definition of Chalcopyrite

1. Noun. A yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide.

Exact synonyms: Copper Pyrites
Terms within: Atomic Number 29, Copper, Cu
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Chalcopyrite

1. n. Copper pyrites, or yellow copper ore; a common ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur. It occurs massive and in tetragonal crystals of a bright brass yellow color.

Definition of Chalcopyrite

1. Noun. (minerology) A yellow mineral that is a mixed sulfide of copper and iron, with the chemical formula CuFeS2. ¹

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Definition of Chalcopyrite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalcopyrite

chalcogenides
chalcogens
chalcography
chalcolithic
chalcomenite
chalconatronite
chalcone
chalcone isomerase
chalcone michael allen
chalcone reductase
chalcones
chalcophanite
chalcophile
chalcophiles
chalcophyllite
chalcopyrite (current term)
chalcopyrites
chalcosiderite
chalcosis
chalcothallite
chalder
chalders
chaldron
chaldrons
chaleh
chalehs
chalet
chalets
chalice
chalice cell

Literary usage of Chalcopyrite

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1. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1916)
"This strongly suggests that a part of the blue chalcocite and bornite is formed as in the chalcopyrite by an addition of iron from the solutions acting on ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"chalcopyrite This mineral is undoubtedly the most abundant primary copper sulphide in ... chalcopyrite is generally associated with the more siliceous ores, ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"been a gradual migration of the iron from the chalcopyrite border veinlets and gashes. This strongly suggests that a part of the blue chalcocite and bornite ..."

4. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Alja Robinson Crook, Illinois State Museum (1920)
"The Cordilleran region from Arizona to Montana furnishes large quantities of chalcopyrite. Many fine crystals have been found at French Creek, Pennsylvania, ..."

5. Ore-deposits: A Sequel to the 2d Ed. of "The Genesis of Ore-deposits," by by Samuel Franklin Emmons, František Pošepný, George Ferdinand Becker, John Duer Irving, H. DeWitt Smith, Henry Gardiner Ferguson (1913)
"Relation of chalcopyrite to Pyrrhotite.—From the massive nature of the ... There are, however, certain relations existing between the chalcopyrite and the ..."

6. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"chalcopyrite chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) is quite rare as a ... The distinction by means of the greenish-yellow color of chalcopyrite is then very easy. ..."

7. Official Report Upon the Mines, Mining, Metallurgy and Mining Laws, &c., &c by Henry Davis Hoskold (1904)
"Enargite, malachite, chalcopyrite. . . . Enargite, chalcopyrite, green carbonate . ... green carbonate 23 large samples of enargite, chalcopyrite,! etc., ..."

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