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Copper Ore

Many minerals are actually copper ores, meaning they contain copper that could actually be extracted. Copper weathering is often involved in the unique coloration of specimens. Popular minerals that fall in this category include azurite, malachite and chrysocolla.

Colors

Copper Red To Green, Black If Tarnished

  • Copper-ore classification

    CommonName
    Copper Ore
    Species
    NA
    Variety
    Colors
    Copper Red To Green, Black If Tarnished
    AlternateNames
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Appearance, Mohs hardness and SG
    ClassificationComments
  • Copper-ore chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    Copper
    ChemicalFormula
    Cu
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    Cubic
    ChemistryClassification
    Native Element
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Crystalline
    ChemistryComments
  • Copper-ore optical properties

    Transparency
    Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    Birefringence
    OpticCharacter
    NA
    OpticSign
    PolariscopeReaction
    Fluorescence
    SWUV: none
    LWUV: none
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Copper-ore characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    2.5-3
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    Copper-Red
    SpecificGravity
    8.94-8.95
    Toughness
    Inclusions
    Luster
    Metallic
    Stability
    Fracture
    Hackly
    Cleavage
    None