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Chlorargyrite - Sold


Chlorargyrite is a binary compound of silver and chlorine. The mineral name comes from the Greek words for chlorine and silver. Prior & Spencer (1902) provide a history of the name and some interesting chemical comparisons. Often samples have a certain bromine content, which tends to shift the color toward green. This greenish brown mass consists almost entirely of chlorargyrite. The mass is porous, spongy, with a directional nature. Specimen mass is 150 g.