Chrysocolla and Malachite Slab

Chrysocolla and Malachite Slab

$165.00
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Quick Overview

The varying patterns of the Malachite make this piece very interesting. The slab is partially polished, with the backside and some crevaces left in natural form. 


Measurements
~6.5" long x 3.5" tall x 2" wide


Location
Peru 

More Information:

Theophrastus, the successor to Aristotle in ancient Greece was the first to use the Greek word Crysos " meaning gold" and kolla " meaning glue" as he discovered the mineral could be used to solder gold. Chrysocola is of secondary origin and is found where copper ore oxidizes. It commonly forms in botryoidal masses and on occasion, due to its similarity in appearance, can be confused with Turquoise.