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Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England


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Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

A large, rare, liroconite crystal on strashimirite found in 1808. At 2.5cm, the specimen is the largest known crystal from any locality worldwide. Collector Philip Rashleigh wrote in his mineral catalogue: 1114 A crystal of copper ore in a double four sided pyramid of a transparent blue colour, the largest edge of the crystal 9/10th of an inch, the largest yet seen perfect. Wheal Gorland, r r r. Type locality specimen. Rashleigh Collection

TRURI : 1903.1.697

Media ID 18814462

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

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