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Malachite Chatoyant Lacey Fibrous Green Mineral Specimen Africa #9


Malachite Chatoyant Lacey Fibrous Green Mineral Specimen Africa #9

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Chatoyant Malachite Fibrous Lacey Africa Mineral Specimen

This lacey green Malachite specimen was found in the Katanga Mine in Zaire, Africa. It is 3.25 inches long, 2 inches at its widest and about 1 inch at its thickest.

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidally, fibrous, or in stalagmite masses.

Chatoyancy is when light is reflected within the mineral. It is an effect usually caused by a fibrous growth.

Malachite was known in Ancient Egypt as early as 3000 B.C. It was used for ornament and in powder form for make up and paint pigment. In the Middle ages, Malachite was worn to protect from black magic and sorcery. In Ancient Greece amulets for children were made of Malachite.

Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and some other items I ship for free. On all others I charge actual shipping and will combine shipping when you pay for all your items at the same time. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!!

Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.

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