Malachite - Spectacular Orbicular Patterns - DR of the Congo


Malachite (Green Copper)


Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo


Malachite is a secondary copper mineral, an light to dark green banded stone that crystallizes and forms botryoidal, fibrous or stalagmitic crystals deep underground. Its name is derived from the Greek words, molochitis lithos meaning “mallow-green stone”.


This brightly coloured, sought-after mineral is found in the best form in this remote West African country.


A selected piece with spectacular orbicular patterns, hand polished in its country of origin.





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