5001 Chlorargyrite, Broken Hill, New South Wales

Chlorargyrite (bromian), originally known as embolite, is uncommon as distinct crystals. It is more regularly blobs or masses and often a purplish-grey due to exposure to light. This one is an old specimen from Broken Hill, dating back at least 60 years, and has mostly retained it’s typically fresh green colour. The two crystals on the left are starting to become a bit more purplish-grey. Originally in the Margaret Brown Collection, and prior to that, the Castlemaine School of Mines, and the Col. Light Collection. Width of view 11.5mm. Stack of 50 images.

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