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(Minerals) (functioning as singular) another name for chalcopyrite
chal•co•py•rite(ˌkæl kəˈpaɪ raɪt)
a common mineral, copper iron sulfide, CuFeS2, occurring in brass-yellow crystals or masses: the most important ore of copper; copper pyrites.
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|Noun||1.||copper pyrites - a yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide|
atomic number 29, copper, Cu - a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition