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Borealis Meditation Episode 8: Aurora, Pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite and marcasite, volcanoes and earthquakes

Borealis Meditation Episode 8: Aurora, Pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite and marcasite, volcanoes and earthquakes! Oh my what an action packed adventure!

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Aurora:
Information used:
Stories: Asahi Aurora Classroom Auroral Legends
General info: Ashahi Aurora Classroom
recordings of radio waves: Stephen P. McGreevy’s ground-based ELF-VLF recordings

Pyrite
Chalcopyrite
bornite
covellite
marcasite

Volcano update:
17 November-23 November 2010

New Activity/Unrest:
Bulusan, Luzon
Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)
Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia)
Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia)
Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)
Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia)
Tungurahua, Ecuador

Ongoing Activity:
Batur, Bali (Indonesia)
Dukono, Halmahera
Fuego, Guatemala
Gorely, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)
Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)
Kilauea, Hawaii (USA)
Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia)
Krakatau, Indonesia
Rinjani, Lombok Island (Indonesia)
Sakura-jima, Kyushu
Santa María, Guatemala
Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

earthquakes links:
Nov 3 – Nov 26
M 5-5.9
26 M 5
27 M 5.1
18 M 5.2
5 M 5.3
9 M 5.4
7 M 5.5
3 M 5.6
3 M 5.7
1 M 5.8
4 M 5.9
Total 103

M6-6.9
1 M 6
2 M 6.1
1 M 6.5

Significant earthquake
Magnitude 5.3 – SERBIA
2010 November 03
Two people killed and several injured at Kraljevo

From the EQ stats page

Magnitude vs. Ground Motion and Energy

Magnitude Change
Ground Motion Change
(Displacement)
Energy Change
1.0
10.0 times
about 32 times
0.5
3.2 times
about 5.5 times
0.3
2.0 times
about 3 times
0.1
1.3 times
about 1.4 times
This table shows that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake produces 10 times more ground motion than a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, but it releases about 32 times more energy. The energy release best indicates the destructive power of an earthquake. See: How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?

HW: How much bigger? Calculator
Lets do three well known recent earthquakes
1. Haiti M7.0

2. The recent Indonesia one that produces a tsunami M7.8

3. Chile M8.8

Enjoy!

Chalcopyrite

Physical characteristics of Chalcopyrite:
chemical formula: CuFeS2
Hardness: 3.5-4
Opaque
Luster: metallic
Color: brass yellow, maybe tarnished and iridescent
Poor cleavage
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.

Occurrence:
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.

Use:
It is the principle source for copper and major deposits are found in many areas of the world.
(1)

Referred to as “yellow copper” (2)

Metaphysical properties of Chalcopyrite :

Melody (3):
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

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