An opaque, reddish-brown sulfide
mineral of iron and copper
(Cu5FeS4). Bornite is also called "peacock ore" because
of its tarnish when fractured. It is found as masses and sometimes as crystals
(cubic system) in intrusive igneous rocks
and metamorphic rocks. It occurs widely,
with concentrations in Chile, Peru, and Tasmania. It alters to chalcocite.
Hardness 3, relative density 5.0.
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