a bright-yellow mineral, CuFeS, an important ore of copper; copper iron sulfide
Origin of chalcopyritechalco- + pyrite
A yellow mineral, essentially CuFeS2, that is an important ore of copper. Also called copper pyrites .
Origin of chalcopyriteNew Latin chalcopyrites Greek khalkos copper pyrites
From the Ancient Greek χαλκός (khalkos, “copper”), and pyrite. Named by Johann Friedrich Henckel 1725.