This rock contains brassy veins of chalcopyrite (the yellow copper-iron sulfide mineral) in dark metamorphosed volcanic rocks. The chalcopyrite-rich stringers, or narrow veins, represent fractures in the rock through which hot, metal-bearing waters once flowed.
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Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Sulfides, Chalcopyrite, Natural resources, Hydrogeology