Friday, August 20, 2010

⤱ Chlorargyrite ⤱

Chlorargyrite is a silver halide, formula AgCl, that occurs as cubes, or modified cubes, in the gossans of silver-lead orebodies. Specimens such as this one are often called embolite, or more correctly, bromian chlorargyrite, Ag(ClBr). Chlorargyrite, as with many silver-bearing minerals, is affected by light.

This specimen is from Broken Hill, New South Wales.