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Stringer Ore

Stringer Ore

Stringer ore

  • Exhibition Text

    • 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.    

      Provided by Falconbridge Limited, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Chalcopyrite, Hydrogeology, Natural resources, Sulfides

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