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n.1.(Min.) A hydrated arseniate of copper, occurring in obtuse pyramidal crystals of a sky-blue or verdigris-green color.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These included leadhillite from Leadhills, Scotland in miniature sizes with crystals to 1 cm, and other one-of-a-kind classics such as liroconite from Cornwall.
1209 Liroconite and Pharmacosiderite, Cornwall, England, no.
Of course, the world's greatest liroconite crystal (3.5 cm) is no micromount, but there is plenty of suitably sized material to be seen.
There were Cornish and Russian specimens aplenty: chalcophyllite, torbernite, liroconite crystals to 1 cm, chalcocite crystals to 2 cm, olivenite, copper, crocoite, cerussite, feldspar crystals, etc.
Two vivid liroconite miniatures sport sharp crystals to 2 cm.