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Crystal Description

Bornite is a copper iron sulphide mineral. Bornite has a brown to copper-red colour that tarnishes to an iridescent purple on exposure to air. Its purple to bronze iridescence gives it the nickname Peacock Ore or Peacock Copper.

Bornite and Chalcopyrite can be treated with acid to artificially enhance the iridescent tarnish and is sold as Peacock Ore.

 

Metaphysical Properties

Bornite is the stone of happiness and imparts the message that life is truly joyful. Bornite is used to protect from negativity and remove blocks that prevent reaching goals.

Bornite helps release that which is no longer useful, breaking old patterns of thought and emotion.

 

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Photo: Peacock Ore

Peacock Ore © Spirit Of ISIS

Crystal Healing Uses

Bornite is an excellent healing stone, which can harmonise the cellular structure of the body. Bornite can help reduce fever and swelling.

Bornite can help stimulate and regulate the flow of adrenaline.

Bornite assists in the treatment of convulsive conditions.

 

Photo: Bornite

Bornite © Spirit Of ISIS

 

Details

 

Colour:

copper to yellowish brown on fresh surface, tarnishes purple, blue, and red

Class:

Sulphide

Group:

Orthorhombic

Formations:

crystals are rare, cubic or dodecahedral. Octahedral crystals are extremely rare. Bornite occurs mostly massive

Localities:

Worldwide

Chemical Composition:

Cu2FeS4

Hardness:

3

Lustre:

metallic, opaque

Cleavage:

none

Varieties:

none

 

Disclaimer:

All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

 

 

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