6.7" Brilliant Peacock Ore with Epidote - Mexico

This is a huge piece of very colorful peacock ore from Mexico. There are green epidote crystals throughout this specimen.

Commonly referred to as Peacock Ore due to it's brilliant iridescent coloration, it is acid treated Chalcopyrite. This acid treatment mimics a natural process which results in the much rarer copper based mineral Bornite.

Chalcopyrite is a brass-yellow colored mineral which is one of the most important ores of copper. When weathered chalcopyrite loses it's metallic luster, turning a gray-green color. When acids are present the tarnish can develop a red to blue to purple iridescence.
FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Treated Chalcopyrite (Bornite) & Epidote
LOCATION
Mexico
SIZE
6.7 x 6.2 x 4.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#198328