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Liroconite

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Liroconite

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Description
Locality: 
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm
Description

Liroconite is a rare and highly prized mineral and when specimens do emerge on the market they attract lots of attention. This piece has small, but lovely, vivid green/blue crystals in matrix cavities. A modest example of very hard to obtain material but at a sensible starting price.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Liroconite

Formula: 
Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.DF.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Wheal Gorland, St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne - Redruth - St Day District, Cornwall, England, UK
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