Chalcopyrite meaning

kălkə-pīrīt
A yellow mineral, essentially CuFeS2 , that is an important ore of copper.
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A bright-yellow mineral, CuFeS2, an important ore of copper; copper iron sulfide.
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A brassy yellow, metallic, tetragonal mineral, usually occurring as shapeless masses of grains. Chalcopyrite is found in igneous rocks and copper-rich shales, and it is an important ore of copper. Because of its shiny look and often yellow color, it is sometimes mistaken for gold, and for this reason it is also called fool's gold. Chemical formula: CuFeS2.
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(mineralogy) A yellow mineral that is a mixed sulfide of copper and iron, with the chemical formula CuFeS2.
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Origin of chalcopyrite

  • New Latin chalcopyrites Greek khalkos copper pyrites

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Ancient Greek χαλκός (khalkos, “copper”), and pyrite. Named by Johann Friedrich Henckel 1725.

    From Wiktionary