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Mineralogy of Chalcopyrite
Mineral Family: Sulfates
Chemical Composition: CuFeS2
Color: Brassy yellow
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Fracture: Uneven, brittle
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.
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.
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
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.
Safe Handling of Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite is a Copper-derived mineral and may also contain sulfur. As such it should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Chalcopyrite Water” for drinking or bathing. Having too much Copper or Sulfur in the body is toxic, and drinking direct-infusion elixirs of Copper-derived or Sulfer-containing stones is dangerous. This is especially true if the water is hot. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.
Good to Know:
Chalcopyrite is a sturdy little stone that can be carried around in a typical pocket or medicine bag without chipping.
Chalcopyrite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Chalcopyrite can be energetically cleansed using any method, including but not limited to: soaking in fresh or salt water (if using salt water, be sure to rinse the stone off afterwards in freshwater to remove the salt!); sunlight or moonlight; smudging with smoke (typically sage), etc. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Chalcopyrites can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
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These Chalcopyrites were mined and tumbled in Peru.
I first encountered this Peruvian mining and tumbling operation at the 2015 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. I was delighted to see their quality and how many rare and exotic varieties they carried. Almost immediately they became one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Chalcopyrite for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Chalcopyrite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Chalcopyrite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will have a shiny golden color with very thin grey lines. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Chalcopyrite are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
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