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

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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

Copyright © RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Media ID 18814462

Date: 8th January 2016

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

County: Cornwall

Location Name: England

Author: MIke Searle

: TRURI : 1903.1.697

Image Size: 3297 x 2744 Pixels

Filesize is 0.91MB

Associated Categories: Minerals

Keywords: aluminium, arsenate, arseniate, arsenic, blue, copper, cornish, cu, geology, gwennap, mine, mineral, mining, secondary