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Healing Properties of Chalcopyrite

Spiritual: Chalcopyrite is a highly mystical stone that helps us to accurately perceive and connect with ancient cultures and spiritual traditions. It is closely linked with the Sun, Light in all its forms, and our own personal quest for enlightenment. It removes energy blocks in the Aura and Chakras and makes an excellent meditation tool for clearing the mind. Chalcopyrite is attuned to the Root ans 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 can help us to explore our emotions and belief systems in a safe, non-judgmental, and highly logical manner. It helps us to relax and be open to receiving new information and the knowledge of how to implement new ideas and desires. Chalcopyrite shows us that there is an inherent perfection in each moment, and urges us to take the time to appreciate and learn its wisdom.

Mental: Chalcopyrite strengthens the memory and sharpens our intellectual capabilities. It is particularly good for helping us to see and understand patterns within the larger picture and to recognize both causation and correlations. Chalcopyrite encourages us to give the highest quality of work in all our endeavors, simply because that energy of integrity and vitality serves us well.

Physical: Chalcopyrite is said to treat brain disorders and infectious diseases. It is most commonly used in acupressure/accupuncture treatments to move energy though the body as needed. Chlacopyrite is also used by body builders and those seeking weight loss, as it is believed to help promote a more “ideal” physical body, one in which inner health is as important as outer appearance.

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 2019-2020 school year.

Safe Handling of Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite Heart

Color: Gold, with thin black lines.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 2 x 2 x 1/2 inch

Weight: 2.5 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks. 

More Information: Explore Chalcopyrite’s mineralogy and history

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