Peacock ore main content.

Peacock ore

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Peacock Ore AMNH/R.Mickens

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This massive ore is composed of the copper-rich sulfide minerals covellite (purple and blue) and bornite (blue-black). Flowing, copper-rich water transformed a copper-poor rock into this unusually copper-rich ore.  

Provided by Falconbridge Limited, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Covellite, Bornite, Natural resources, Hydrogeology, ore deposits

Audience: General