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Also known as Peacock Ore, this colorful, iridescent crystal is composed of Copper Iron Sulfide, an ore of Copper, and gets its coloring from oxidation of the crystal’s surface.

Chalcopyrite is a stone of creativity, flexibility and innovation.

Use Chalcopyrite to find new friendships as well as lost items.

It can be beneficial for those whose lives have become mundane by increasing the creative processes and stimulating new ideas. It is the merging of Iron’s affinity with Venus (beauty) with Copper’s relation to Mars (power) that Chalcopyrite can benefit those in the fashion, media, and sales industries, as well as those starting a new fitness regimen or martial arts program.

Chalcopyrite helps us deal with fears of failure and poor self-esteem.

It enhances communication with the Universe and helps with mediation.

Chalcopyrite can shield the wearer from the effects of lengthy medical treatments (such as chemotherapy) or repeated surgical procedures. It is a detoxifying stone and may also help with inflammation, fevers, bronchitis and brain disorders.

For more information on the differences in copper minerals, click here: More About Copper Minerals


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Chalcopyrite
Alternate Stone Name:Peacock Ore
Pronunciation:KAL-coe PAHY-rite / PIE-rite
Affirmation:I am filled with the infinite healing energy of the Universe.
Question:Do you have a system for boosting your memory that helps prevent you from misplacing things?
Astrological Sign:Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Primary Chakra:Crown Chakra
Color:Gold (metallic yellow)
Location:Mexico, Peru, South Africa
Mineral Class:Sulfides Mineral Class
Crystal System:Tetragonal Crystal System
Hardness:3.5 to 4 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 9
Chemical Composition:CuFeS2, Copper Iron Sulfide
Physical:Bacterial and Viral Infections, Bronchitis, DNA Damage or Repair, Fever, Infection, Lungs, Nervous System Regeneration and Healing
Emotional:Judgment, Self Confidence and Self Worth, Worrying
Spiritual:Removes Energy Blockages
Extra Grade:Beautiful rainbow colors (or beautiful yellow-gold color), opaque, <25% matrix
A Grade:Nice rainbow color (or nice yellow-gold color), opaque, 25% - 50% matrix
B Grade:little rainbow color (or poor yellow-gold color), opaque, >50% matrix
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Posted on March 13, 2013
  Very informative article and so helpful!
I have recently fallen in love with Chalcopyrite and am very eager to learn as much as possible. Thank you for the beautiful information. ♡  (Submitted by: Jcat252 on July 20, 2017)

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