Bornite is a copper iron sulfide mineral that is known throughout the world for its iridescent tarnish. This stone crystallizes in the orthorhombic system (pseudo-cubic) and is typically found as a massive metallic material.
Bornite is a common mineral that symbolizes nobility, ambition, creativity, wisdom, luxury, wholesomeness, reliability, elegance, warmth, stability, and honesty.
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Bornite is a brittle reddish-brown crystalline mineral that is commonly known as "Peacock Ore" or "Peacock Copper". These stones are believed to balance and open up all the 7 chakras. It will help you to resolve emotional issues, promote mental stability, encourage motivation and confidence, make the clear and right judgment, increase your energy level, and promote spiritual growth.
In 1725, Bornite was first described for an occurrence in the Krušné Horny Mountains (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic. But only in 1845, it was named as "Bornite" in the honor of Ignaz von Born, a mineralogist, and metallurgist, by Wilhelm Karl von Haidinger, an Austrian mineralogist. Before this name was announced officially, there were many names of it - purple copper ore, variegated copper ore, buntkupfererz, and phillipsite.
Along with Chalcopyrite, Bornite mostly occurs porphyry copper deposits. It can be found as disseminations in mafic igneous rocks. It can also be found in pegmatites, sedimentary cupriferous shales, and contact metamorphic skarn deposits.
The chemical formula of Bornite is Cu5FeS4. It has a hardness of 3 according to the Mohs scale and has a metallic luster.
The price of Bornite can vary from $10 to $80 according to its color and quality.
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