Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Boronite

Boronite is also called Peacock Ore. It is an important copper ore mineral that occurs widely in porphyry copper deposits along with the more common chalcopyrite. It has a brown to copper-red color on fresh surfaces and it tarnishes to a variety of iridescent shades of blue and purple. This is what gives it its nick name Peacock Ore or Peacock Copper.




Boronite has about 63 percent of copper content within it which gives it its value.

At temperatures about 442.45 degrees Fahrenheit it becomes a single unit cell. It is based on closely packed sulfur atoms, with copper and iron atoms distributed throughout, into six tetrahedral sites. When it cools, it comes into order.

Boronite occurs throughout the world in copper ores. Mostly found in Butte, Montana and Bristol, Connecticut in the U.S. It is also found and mined from England and Illogan. Large crystals have been found in the Alps, Austria, Zimbabwe, Talate, Morocco, Tasmania, Kazakhstan, Dzhezkazgan. There are also traces of it found in Western Australia.

It was first recorded in 1725 in the mountains of Bohemia, which is now Czech Republic.

It is categorized as a sulfide mineral and is opaque. After being heated it can become magnetic.
This is such a beautiful specimen and is said to have healing properties. It is said to be a stone of happiness and joy and is suppose to help you tune into the positive side of life. It helps you accept the joy in any given moment. It helps you to distinguish between the positive and the negative. It is also said to help bring all of your chakras into alignment. It helps remove negative energy and replaces it with positive. It also helps with the flow of adrenalin. It helps bring harmony to your emotions as well. Also, it’s said to help dissolve the separation between you and God.



There are so many things this magnificent stone does, everybody should own and wear a piece of it!

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