BORNITE - also known as the ‘Peacock Stone/Rock’ and is a stone of happiness.
Named after the Austrian mineralogist I. Von Born (1742-1791).
It is disseminated in igneous intrusions and a primary and secondary mineral in copper ore veins. Bornite crystallises in the form of masses and occasionally, in the form of cubic and rhombdodecahendral (twelve faces, each the shape of a rhombus) crystals. The colour is a brown red and it is enhanced by an iridescent tarnish produced in a variety of colours - purple, yellow, blue , turquoise, rose etc.
Healing -This mineral can facilitate the synthesis of the chakras and can be useful in the individual alignment of the chakras. Bornite refreshes ones life, bringing a ‘newness’ to it as it stimulates the inner spirit to seek further heights and helps one to enjoy the happiness of the moment. Bornite also assists one in recognising that there need not be any type of deficiency in any aspect of life. It protects against negativity whilst at the same time helps one recognise negativity. Bornite is a powerful healing stone as it performs a major role in the amelioration of the origin, nature and course of disease; it is quite useful in the treatment of imbalances in cellular metabolism and in alterations of tissue formation within the body.
Chemical Formula - Cu5FeS4 (Iron 11.13%, Copper 63.31%, Sulfur 25.56%)
- Molecular weight: 501.84 gm
- Hardness: 3 - Calcite Colour: Copper red, Bronze brown, Purple.
- Density: 4.9 - 5.3/ Average = 5.09
- Translucence : Opaque
- Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
- Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix
- Luminescence: Non-fluorescent
- Luster: Metallic
- Magnetism: Magnetic after heating
- Streak: greyish black