For sale we have an extremely rare Marshite specimen from Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, the type location for this very uncommon copper iodide a very rare copper species . These specimens today are almost impossible to obtain! This piece is circa 1900, and comes from the collection of the late Laurie Lawrence, (with label) , ex Jim Sharpe collection. With supberb red fluorescence. This is a very rich specimen, please note size of specimen. Interestingly marshite was the first new mineral (of many) discovered on the Broken Hill lode. Never found in abudance, the crystals rarely exceed the size of the crystals on this specimen. According to “Minerals of Broken Hill” marshite darkens on exposure to light to a brick red color, so as most of these crystals, are still pale yellow, I presume this has been stored quite well over the last 120 years! Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.
PROPRIETARY MINE, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
15 x 12 x 12mm.