Meaning of COPPER in English

COPPER

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Cu

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 63.55 gm)

Copper 100.0 % Cu

Empirical Formula:

Cu

Environment:

Cap rock of copper sulfide veins and in some types of volcanic rocks.

Locality:

Northern Michigan, USA, Cyprus island, Greece.

Name Origin:

From the Greek, Kyprios, the name of the island of Cyprus, once producing this metal.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

None

Color:

brown, copper red, light pink, or red.

Density:

8.94 - 8.95, Average = 8.94

Diaphaniety:

Opaque

Habits:

Nodular - Tuberose forms having irregular protuberances over the surface., Arborescent - "Tree like" growths of branched systems (e.g. silver).,

Hardness:

2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite

Luminescence:

None.

Luster:

Metallic

Streak:

rose

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