Silver and Chlorargyrite from Broken Hill, Yancowinna County


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This native silver and chlorargyrite mix is from Broken Hill, Broken Hill District, Yancowwinna County, New South Wales, Australia. Mining at this locale began in 1883 and has operated continuously since then. It is a large Pb-Zn-Ag deposit that contains 336 different minerals including native silver and the halide chlorargyrite. This specimen consists of a layered breccia matrix that is cemented and topped on the display side with thick deposits of druse or micro crystalline chlorargyrite. It is partially (about 50%) covered with deposits of native silver. This piece measures approximately 2 11/16 1 15/16 x 1 1/2 inches or 49 x 73 x 38 mm.

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Weight9 oz

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