• Register

Information for users from the old Q&A site
If you have an account from our old Q&A site, your account was transferred over, but you need to reset your password and confirm your email address.
Reset Password here
Confirm Email here

2,234 questions

3,904 answers


104,133 users

Mineral Type? Doesn't match any photos on the A thru Z of this site.

0 votes

But then again, what do I know.  Under magnification, the colors really pop.  A range of copper-like tones to a few blues/purples.  The gold-color material doesn't appear to have a crystal structure - at least using a jeweler's loop to examine, so if it pyrite its a very small grain.  The 4th photo shows what may be a small quartz crystal.  Under mag, the surface does take a melted look.  

asked Jan 17, 2018 by dekarate (150 points)

1 Answer

0 votes
Best answer
Peacock ore, otherwise known as bornite. At least it looks like it.

answered Jan 17, 2018 by Weasel (58,800 points)
selected Apr 30, 2018 by hershel