Bornite is an important ore of copper. In the ground, Bornite is bronze in color, but the metallic luster tarnishes rapidly to purple after a freshly broken surface is exposed to air. This colorful tarnish is what caused miner’s to coin the term “peacock ore.”
Bornite is closely related to Chalcopyrite, another copper sulfide mineral, that is also sometimes called peacock ore. Bornite and Chalcopyrite can both be treated to artificially enhance the iridescent tarnish. Though the composition of these minerals are similar, they having different healing properties.
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Bornite is said to bring you a positive focus in life:
Peacock Ore is a stone of happiness and joy, it is said to turn you in positive directions, and help channel happiness to others; …it brings you the ability to see and appreciate the joy available in every moment, as well as a feeling of acceptance that all is exactly as it should be, exactly as it is… crystals-uk
Healing properties of Bornite include:
Bornite is considered a powerful healing stone, because of its ability to align every chakra. Even when placed on one chakra, it is said to effect the other six.
If you are having a bad day or have lost the feeling of joy in your life, try wearing or carrying this stone around with you for a while!