Definition of Copper pyrites
1. Noun. A yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide.
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Literary usage of Copper pyrites
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1. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1902)
"It consists for the most part of axinite, with a little copper pyrites through it. There are also bands of very dense pyrrhotite exposed, and some fair- ..."
2. A System of Mineralogy: Comprising the Most Recent Discoveries: Including by James Dwight Dana (1854)
"Phénix mine, gold, barytes, copper pyrites, auriferous pyrites, quartz pseudomorph ... Near Charlotte (Rhea and Cathay Mines) and elsewhere, copper pyrites, ..."
3. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"Since needle ore does not contain any sulphide of iron, this substance must have been supplied by water during the conversion into copper pyrites. ..."
4. Manual of Mineralogy: Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of by James Dwight Dana (1869)
"Walton gold mine, gold, pyrites, copper pyrites, argentiferous galena, ... Long and Muse's Mine, argentiferous galena, iron pyrites, copper pyrites, ..."
5. A Treatise on Metallurgy: Comprising Mining, and General and Particular by Frederick Overman (1852)
"copper pyrites, or Yellow Copper Ore, is the most common sulphuret used in the ... copper pyrites is the principal ore of the English smelt-works, ..."