The difficulty of working out accepted interpretations of the microtextures of ores has proven to be very great. A consideration of the large number of microtextures that have been described for a single pair of minerals, bornite, and chalcocite serves to indicate the reason for some of the difficulty. A list of bornite-chalcocite microtextures is given and each is briefly described and illustrated. A review of the possible significance of each is given.

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