Peacock Ore (Bornite) is a crystalline variety of Chalcopyrite and they have very similar properties. Bornite is the name of the natural, untreated stone, while Peacock Ore usually describes its heat-enhanced state.
Bornite has naturally occurring rainbow colours, but they are rare in nature. It is useful in providing protection from outside negativity; it also helps you to recognize the source of the negativity. It is a colourful stone for helping to dismiss grey days by inspiring hope and lifting your mood.
As with the bird it is named after, its display is an inspiration and reminder that life is not limited to a mundane combination of atoms, but permeated by a magic that does not cease to exist because we cannot always perceive it! Bornite is an excellent healing stone. It can be used to assist in the building and re-building of your physical body. It renews perfection to cellular growth, composition and arrangement. It performs a major role in the amelioration of the origin, nature and course of disease, and it is quite useful in the treatment of imbalances in cellular metabolism and in alterations of tissue formations within your body.
Color: Copper Red, Bronze Brown, Purple
Color of streak: Grey-Black
Moh’s hardness: 3
Specific gravity: 4.9-5.3
Crystal system: Orthorhombic
Chemical composition: Cu5FeS4 Copper Iron Sulfide