Iodargyrite, Chlorargyrite (Var: Bromian Chlorargyrite), Chlorargyrite
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
An impressively rich and showy combination specimen of these very rare silver species, from the classic and best locality of old Broken Hill. The lustrous, light yellow iodargyrite is on the one edge and is the rarest of the group of related silver chlorides from Broken Hill. The sparkly, olive-green microcrystal field is bromian chlorargyrite, which is nearly surrounded by a weird, botryoidal, bubbly form of chlorargyrite. The matrix is nearly solid, massive chlorargyrite. These were mined in the 1940s mostly (with perhaps a trickle coming out later in the 60's?) .