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Fibrous Malachite

R180.00
SKU: S248

Fibrous Malachite Specimen from the Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Malachite is a well-known mineral with its attractive green hues. The colour is due to copper and has several natural formations. The botryoidal formation is the most common with its gentle undulating surface with bands of contrasting colour. This is the form that is often polished and used for carvings. The fibrous masses and stalactites are beautiful but rare. The deep greens of malachite have cherished for centuries and used by the ancient Egyptians, ground into a powder for eye makeup.
Size:  44mm x 33mm x 9mm
Weight:  14 Gram  
Origin:    Katanga Province, Congo

 

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