This specimen of fibrous malachite has received the nickname "The Sandwich". The layers of this piece are just eye-catching.
Size: 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.5 in.
Weight: 4.4 oz
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that can often be found in botryoidal, fibrous, or stalactite formations. Its name is derived from the Greek words "molochites lithos", meaning mallow-green stone. This is because is its close resemblance to the green leaves of the mallow plant. Records show that Malachite has been mined for almost 4000 years where it was smelted to obtain copper. It is frequently associated with azurite, calcite, and quartz. Malachite, similar to many other minerals, was used to create a green pigment for a long time. It is also used for decorative purposes in home decor and jewelry.
Malachite is known as a stone for transformation. It assists in seeing the good around you while spotting negativity and toxic relationships.
Chemical Formulas: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂
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