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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Bornite"

Bornite is a relatively rare copper and iron mineral of variable composition. A chipped mineral in air quickly oxidizes and becomes covered with a tint film. It usually occurs in the form of solid masses. Crystals are rare and irregular.

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Physical properties of Bornite

Category Sulfide mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Bn
Strunz classification 2.BA.10
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Crystal class Dipyramidal (mmm)
H-M symbol: (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Space group Pbca
Unit cell a = 10.95 Å, b = 21.862 Å,
c = 10.95 Å; Z = 16
Formula mass 501.88 g/mol
Color Copper red, bronze brown, purple
Crystal habit Granular, massive, disseminated – Crystals pseudocubic, dodecahedral, octahedral
Twinning Penetration twins on [111]
Cleavage Poor on [111]
Fracture Uneven to subconchoidal; brittle
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 3–3.25
Luster Metallic if fresh, iridescent tarnish
Streak Grayish black
Specific gravity 5.06–5.08
Refractive index Opaque
Pleochroism Weak but noticeable
Other characteristics Magnetic after heating, iridescent
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