Bromargyrite, Smithsonite
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Discrete, highly lustrous, yellow-green bromian chlorargyrite crystals nicely scattered in a vug lined with lustrous, colorless to gray smithsonite botryoids from old Broken Hill, Australia. This is a rare member of the group of related silver chlorides from Broken Hill, and hard to obtain today in good crystals. These were mined in the 1940s mostly (with perhaps a trickle coming out later in the 60s ?). This specimen has EXTREMELY sharp, well-formed, discrete crystals, with superb luster. An excellent combination specimen. Ex. Marty Zinn Collection # 2210.