Chlorargyrite (Var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
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.