What is chalcpyrite used for?


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The uses of chalcopyrite are as a copper source, metaphysical and for jewelry. However, the main use is as a copper source because it is so abundant in nature when compared to other copper ores like cuprite. Copper is widely utilized in many applications and industries.

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Copper is used for wiring and cables applications in construction, in plumbing and for electronic circuits. Copper is a good conductor of both electricity and heat. For jewelry, chalcopyrite is used for decorative pieces such as pendants.

Chalcopyrite is yellow in color and is similar to pyrite in appearance. It has a tetragonal crystal form. Although chalcopyrite is found in many countries of the world, Canada has a large deposit of this mineral.

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