liroconite


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liroconite

[lī′räk·ə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu2 Al(AsO4)(OH)4·4H2O A light-blue or yellowish-green mineral composed of basic hydrous aluminum copper arsenate, occurring in monoclinic crystals.
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The Smale/Royal Society exhibit included the world's best liroconite and the world's best clinoclase "ball" of dark green crystals on matrix, as well as superb specimens of chalcocite, langite, olivenite, cornwallite and bournonite.
I particularly enjoyed seeing a superb Russian blue topaz and a vibrant blue and very rare liroconite that dates back about 200 years, the product of a Cornish tin and copper mine.
But the gallery is totally lacking in fine barite, bournonite, witherite and liroconite, and even the Weardale fluorites left much to be desired.
Most notable would have to be his stunning liroconite from Wheal Gorland.
Another of his most important pieces was a superb liroconite crystal on matrix from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall.