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TitleBornite from Butte, Montana
DescriptionThis sample, 7 cm across, contains white quartz and darker colored bornite. The bornite, normally brownish colored, has tanished and has a “peacock” coloration in some places. In fact, bornite is sometimes called “peacock ore.” Bornite, Cu2FeS4 (copper iron sulfide), is sometimes used as an ore of copper.
LocationUSA ▹ Montana. Near Butte.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-11.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #109.
Key wordsbornite, Montana
Tech details707 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1145