Here we are with another auction close coming up for a specimen of liroconite.
This specimen is a nice thumbnail with abundant blue crystals from German seller Karin’s Mineral Shop.
Liroconite is a comparatively rare mineral and because of this and it’s wonderful blue colour quite a hard mineral to track down. Apart from a reference piece at the most recent Oxford Show, The only specimen I recall seeing at a UK show in 2017 was at Hayward’s Heath in November: that was chalcanthite too.
Karin’s piece closing today is the 17th piece offered this year in around 58,000 listed specimens. The historic database has 102 specimens in over 390,000 listed entries in just under 12 years.