Physical characteristics of Chalcopyrite:
chemical formula: CuFeS2
Color: brass yellow, maybe tarnished and iridescent
Streak: greenish black
Chalcopyrite is distinguished from pyrite by its lower hardness, different crystal habit a richer yellow color.
Small grains may resemble native gold but are not sectile and yield a greenish-black streak.
CHalcopyrite is a common copper-bearing mineral and is found in many hydrothermal sulfide deposits often associated with galena, sphalerite, pyrite, and other sulfide minerals.
It is the principle source for copper and major deposits are found in many areas of the world.
Referred to as “yellow copper” (2)
Metaphysical properties of Chalcopyrite :
Chalcopyrite can be used for assistance in finding lost objects, and it also often disappears to accumulate information which will be beneficial to the user.
It can also be used to enhance ones abilities of perception and strengthen ones contact with the ancient cultures of the universe. It is called a “stone of the mystic” and helps us connect with other cultures and receive their information.
It posses an energy that can remove energy blockages and totally open the crown chakra, cleansing and activating at the same time. It is also excellent for meditation helps to active and maintain a state of no mind.
Chalcopyrite has also been used to assist in acupuncture treatments to increase the movement of the Chi
(1) Introduction to Mineralogy, by William D. Nesse
(2) Wikipedia page
(3) Love is in the earth, a kaleidoscope of crystals, by Melody