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    Wheal Gorland, St. Day United Mines (Poldice Mines), Gwennap, Camborne-Redruth-St. Day District, Cornwall, England, UK

    Of all the Copper Arsenates, Liroconite has to be the prettiest. The depth of the turquoise blue color is best appreciated in person, as the saturation of color is extreme. Wheal Gorland was the source of the 'type species' and this locality still stands as the premier one for this mineral. Classic Wheal Gorland Liroconite tends to appear as flattened octahedrons, as it does here, in crystals up to 1.0 cm in width. This Liroconite specimen is both massive and crystalline, with the best crystals being sheltered in a hollow spot on the piece. It has the typical dark brown matrix with green areas, probably Olivenite. The crystals are in fine condition and the massive Liroconite is just that: massive. This classic specimen is quite well documented with labels from the past.
    Overall Measurements: 2.06 x 1.75 x 1 inches (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: John Attard, ex. Edna Doughtry Collection #552, ex. High A. Ford Collection #RA 539 [Hoppel Catalog # D1858]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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