Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (TYPE LOCALITY)
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
This piece features bright yellow, eye-visible miersite crystals, richly emplaced on ore matrix. This is a very rich specimen with unusual display aesthetics for this important and very RARE silver/copper species (it is a startlingly simple silver and copper iodide, (Ag, Cu(I)). A very rich specimen, obviously validated, which I exchanged from the South Australian Museum last year. One seldom sees such a piece for sale (let alone, so well documented). Miersite is very, very difficult to get in valid specimens. Never comes up for sale. These are terrific (can't believe they parted with 2), and again, with great provenance, so take advantage now while its possible! (TYPE LOCALITY)