Chalcopyrite Heart


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Healing Properties of Chalcopyrite

Spiritual: Chalcopyrite is linked with the Sun, Light in all its forms, and our own personal quest for enlightenment.  It invites us to wake up spiritually and journey with joy into a new day.  Chalcopyrite swiftly and neatly removes energy blocks in our aura and chakras, shrinking them away into nothingness and leaving no residual darkness behind.  It is an excellent meditation tool, particularly for removing extraneous thoughts that distract us from our purpose.  Chalcopyrite helps us to settle into a no-mind state where thoughts don’t bother us or carry any weight, but simply drift by like clouds on a sunny day.  Chalcopyrite is also an excellent tool for finding anything that has been “lost” which can range widely from our own innocence or our purpose to ancient cultures and spiritual truths.  Chalcopyrite shines a bright light into the shadows and reveals what was hidden and now is found.  Chalcopyrite is attuned to the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of  Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.

Emotional: Chalcopyrite has a calm energy that helps us explore our emotions and belief systems in a safe, non-judgmental and highly logical way. It helps us to relax and be open to new information.  It encourages to let go of rigid beliefs about how the world works and our role within it.  Chalcopyrite asks us to be more curious about how we might implement new ideas and desires, recognizing that the world is always changing and a wise person evolves too.  Chalcopyrite bluntly reminds us that there is no moment better suited for our personal work than this moment right here and now.  We don’t need to be better before we can improve.  We don’t need to deserve more, before we can have nice things.  It is enough to simply be who we are and to use what we have at hand and from there to start a chain-reaction that spreads Light far and wide.  Chalcopyrite teaches us that this moment is a fine place to start a new journey, be it world-changing or a private transformation.  No apology is needed for being who we are or for wanting what we want.

Mental: Chalcopyrite strengthens the memory and sharpens our intellectual capabilities.  It shines a bright light on the subjects which elude or confuse us.  It invites us to look at these topics more closely, to study them from different angles, and to be diligent in our quest for understanding.  Chalcopyrite is particularly good for helping us to see and understand patterns within the larger picture.  It also assists us in recognizing both causation and correlation, without confusing the two.  It keeps the light on inside our head, inviting us to think for ourselves and to think things through to their logical conclusion.  It pushes us to THINK rather than grow dim-witted by believing without thinking.  Chalcopyrite encourages us to give the highest quality of work in all our endeavors.  It reminds us that acting with integrity and vitality will always serve us well.

Physical: Chalcopyrite is recommended for anyone actively cultivating an “ideal body”.  It can help us to stay committed during a weight loss journey and focused on why we are doing it.  Chalcopyrite is also a wonderful talisman for bodybuilders who want to gain muscles and shred body fat, in a safe way.  Chalcopyrite loudly proclaims that an ideal body is a healthy body, inside and out.  It reminds us that the “perfect bodies” we see in the media take a tremendous amount of work to create in real life and may be improved upon by photoshop and CGI.  Chalcopyrite encourages us to be fit, while staying realistic and having a healthy relationship with our body.  Chalcopyrite has been used in acupuncture to help move chi energy throughout the body more easily.  It is an excellent talisman for anyone who practices Tai Chi for the same reason. 

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Chalcopyrite

Raw Chalcopyrite
Raw Chalcopyrite, Cavnic Mine, Maramureș Co., Romania

Mineral Family: Sulfates

Chemical Composition: CuFeS2
Cleavage: Distinct
Color: Brassy yellow
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Form/Habit: Tetrahedral
Fracture: Uneven, brittle
Gravity: 4.2
Hardness: 3.5-4
Luminescence: None
Luster: Metallic
Streak: Green-black
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Major Chalcopyrite deposits are found in Peru and the United States (Arizona, Colorado, and Utah). Additional deposits have been found in Canada, China, England, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Tasmania.chalcopyrite mine locations

Mineral Family: Chalcopyrite is a type of Sulfide, minerals in which sulfur has been combined with one or more metals. They tend to have simple structures and often have a metallic luster.

Formation: Like other Sulfates, Chalcopyrite can occur in all rock types. It is created when iron molecules bond with water. It is most often found in igneous and metamorphic rocks, particularly in hydrothermal copper ore veins.

Mining: Sulfide minerals are the ore minerals for most commercially mined metals including Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Copper. Chalcopyrite is commonly mined alongside these more precious metals and is in fact the single most important Copper ore.

Enhancements: All Chalcopyrite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Chalcopyrite

History of Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite was not included as a distinct mineral in most early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. However, its presence as an ore for precious metals, such as Gold, Silver, and especially Copper, means that humans have been in contact with this stone for millennia and may very well have associated various metaphysical properties to it which were not recorded and preserved.

Its name comes from the Greek words khalkos, or “Copper” and pyrite, whose name comes from the Greek pyr meaning “fire.”

For more information see: Pyrite


Ethically Sourced Chalcopyrite



The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.

The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.



The Mine

This Chalcopyrite comes from a small family-owned mine in southern Peru.  

It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Chalcopyrite was polished in Lima, Peru.    

The business is owned by a pair of brothers, one manages the mine, while the other manages the lapidary.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The business is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson.  While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best.  Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows.  It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.     

In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine.  I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals.  He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school.  We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2021-2022 school year.

Safe Handling of Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite Heart

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Chalcopyrite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Peru

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Gold, with thin black lines.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Puffy heart
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small Palm size is 2.5 x 2.5 x 1 inch / 63 x 63 x 25 mm
    • Large Palm size is 2.75 x 2.75 x 1 inch / 70 x 70 x 25 mm
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small Palm size is 6 oz /1706 g / 850 carats
    • Large Palm size is 10 oz / 283 g / 1417 carats
  • Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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