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Auriferous Chalcopyrite

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Formula:
(Cu,Au)FeS2
Colour:
Brassy
Lustre:
Metallic
A variety of Chalcopyrite

A gold-bearing variety of chalcopyrite; probably microscopic or nano-inclusions of gold in the chalcopyrite.


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Physical Properties of Auriferous ChalcopyriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Brassy

Chemical Properties of Auriferous ChalcopyriteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Au)FeS2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite2 photos of Auriferous Chalcopyrite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Auriferous Chalcopyrite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Auriferous ChalcopyriteHide

Localities for Auriferous ChalcopyriteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Molazzana
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dos Cabezas Mts
        • Dos Cabezas (Two Heads) District
          • Dos Cabezas
Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 61 (Table 4); Wilson, et al (1934)(revised 1967), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 119.
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Weaver Mts
        • Weaver District (Virginia District; Mocking Bird District)
          • Octave
Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 66-67; Wilson, E.D. (1938), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 145: 130-132.
  • North Carolina
Genth,F.A and Kerr W.C 1881, Minerals and Mineral Localites of North Carolina, Geologic Survey,North Carolina
    • Mecklenburg Co.
      • Charlotte District
Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Rocks & Min.: 23:113.
    • Wilkes Co.
      • Traphill
Dana 6: 1079.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • Schuylkill Township
        • Phoenixville mining district
Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 176
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • Johnston
AmMin 11:334-340
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