7" Malachite Specimen

7" Malachite Specimen

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Quick Overview

This pristine malachite specimen is truly a sight to behold. It has very unique patterns with a flowing bed of undulating, almost botryoidal development. As the overwhelming percentage of today's Malachite is discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the location of this specimen is a bit more unusual.

Measurements: ~5" High x 7" WIde x 1/2" Deep
Location: Milpillas Mine, Mexico

More Information:

Malachite is a secondary mineral of copper ore that is light green to deep dark blue green in color. The name Malachite is derived from ancient Greece, meaning "Mallow green stone", in reference to the leafy foliage found on the Mallow plant. Typically, Malachite is found as crystalline aggregates, or crusts, and the mineral is commonly found in banded form, similarly to agate. Sometimes it is found in botryoidal (bulbous) cluster formations. When a Malachite mineral specimen forms in this shape, it is referred to as a Malachite Brain or broccoli due to the similarity in appearance. Malachite is also found as a pseudomorph, with one of the other minerals commonly being azurite.