chalcocite

chalcocite
/kal"keuh suyt'/, n.
a common mineral, cuprous sulfide, Cu2S: an important ore of copper.
[1865-70; irreg. CHALCO- + (ANTHRA)CITE]

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Sulfide mineral, Cu2S, that may be an important ore of copper.

It belongs to a group of sulfide minerals formed at relatively low temperatures. Chalcocite alters to native copper and other copper minerals. Valuable deposits occur in Nevada and Arizona, where other components of the original rock have been dissolved away; chalcocite is also found with bornite in sulfide veins in Montana and Namibia.

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 sulfide mineral that is one of the most important ores of copper. Valuable occurrences include deposits of sulfide minerals at Ely, Nev., and Morenci, Ariz., where other components of the original rock have been dissolved away; it is also found with bornite in the sulfide veins of Tsumeb, Namibia, and Butte, Mont. For detailed physical properties, see sulfide mineral (table).

      Chalcocite (Cu2S) belongs to a group of sulfide minerals formed at relatively low temperatures (see also argentite (acanthite)). Chalcocite alters to native copper and other copper ores.

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