Malachite Frog - D.R. Congo

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Malachite carvings are possibly the most sought-after form of mineral carving in today's market. There is just something about the natural banding mixed with the many hues of green that draw people in. Everyone here at Mineralogy agrees that carvings like this one are a staple in any collection!

Size: 1.9 x 1.7 x1.0 in.

Weight: 2.5 oz 

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 Formula: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂

Commonly found in Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, Russia, The United States, and The D.R. Congo.

You will receive the frog pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.