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Chlorargyrite with Iodargyrite


Iodargyrite is simple silver iodide; the mineral names comes the composition, combining iodine with the Greek root argyros for silver. Chlorargyrite is a silver chloride, typically carrying some nonessential bromine. The mineral name follows from its chemistry, combining chlorine with the Greek root argyros for silver. At Broken Hill, large concentrations of these minerals provided rich silver ore.

This combination specimen shows greenish chlorargyrite overgrowing iodargyrite. The chlorargyrite crystals are about 1 mm across, forming a continuous crystalline crust 4 by 4 cm. Underlying the greenish chlorargyrite is pale yellow iodargyrite. Rich ore!

Price: $100

Item code: MS1485

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