Name: Peacock Ore
Mineral Name: Bornite
Color(s): Copper-red to yellowish brown on fresh surfaces. Quickly tarnishes to a multicolored purple, blue, and red
Mineral Information: sulfide mineral
Chemical Make-up: Cu5FeS4
Hardness: 3 – 3.25
About Stone: Bornite is an ore mineral of copper, and is known for its iridescent tarnish. “Peacock Ore” is often labeled as a variety of Bornite. However, most Peacock Ore in reality is Chalcopyrite treated with acid, which produces a strongly-colored iridescent tarnish. Bornite is named for Ignatius von Born, an Austrian mineralogist and paleontologist. Bornite has a brown to copper-red color on fresh surfaces that tarnishes to various iridescent shades of blue to purple in places. Its striking iridescence gives it the nickname peacock copper or peacock ore.
Zodiac Association: Sagittarius
Metaphysical Properties: A stone of happiness and joy that will help you tune into positive forces in life and channel that energy to others. It brings to the user a feeling that the way it is, is the way it is supposed to be. It brings you the ability to see and accept the joy in any moment.