Massive Chalcopyrite from Sudbury (Canada)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Sudbury, Canada
Size: 9.9 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm
Description: This massive Chalcopyrite specimen is from the Sudbury district, a giant polymetallic deposit hosted within one of the Earth’s largest impact craters (diameter 250 km). The basin is located on the Canadian Shield in the city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario.
Chalcopyrite (or copper Pyrite), looks like and is easily confused with Pyrite (FeS2). Chalcopyrite is one of the minerals referred to as ‘Fool’s Gold’ because of its bright golden color. But the real gold is a more buttery yellow and is ductile and malleable. However, the large quantities and widespread distribution of Chalcopyrite make it the leading source of copper. Chalcopyrite is a common mineral and is found in almost all sulfide deposits.
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI