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Copper sulfide ore

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About Copper sulfide oreHide

A copper ore where the primary copper ore minerals are sulfides.


Classification of Copper sulfide oreHide

Mineralogy of Copper sulfide oreHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
BorniteCu5FeS4
ChalcociteCu2S
ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CovelliteCuS
TennantiteCu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13

Age distributionHide

Recorded ages:
Mesoproterozoic to Triassic : 1304 Ma to 249 ± 32 Ma - based on 12 recorded ages.

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