Chlorargyrite (Var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
An EXTREMELY RICH, UNUSUALLY SHAPED specimen of this very rare silver species, from the classic and best locality of old Broken Hill. This piece is SOLID bromian chlorargyrite, with a unique coral-like form! The olive-green crystals are moderately lustrous. This is a rare member of the group of related silver chlorides from Broken Hill, and hard to obtain today in good specimens. These were mined in the 1940s mostly (with perhaps a trickle coming out later in the 60s). Ex. Edwards and South Australia Museum Collections, obtained from the museum in exchange.