Due to its shimmering qualities, the chalcopyrite which is a metallic mineral, is commonly referred to as peacock pyrite, or peacock ore. Although it is hard and heavy, due to consisting primarily of iron and copper, this metallic mineral is fragile and breaks easily.
Chalcopyrite is primarily found within igneous rocks.
Another good thing about peacock pyrite, in addition to bearing ore, is it’s many industrial uses. Not only that, some believe it to have healing powers which stimulate intelligence. In addition, it used to improve focus, concentration, and clarity of thoughts.
Another reason why they called it as peacock pyrite is that its colors are thought to look like a peacock’s tail feathers.
Size: 1 – 1.5″ Pieces