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Malachite Semi Polished Free Form

Malachite Semi Polished Free Form

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Malachite semi polished freeform 320gm. This stunning piece of botryoidal Malachite is approx 9.5c7x2cm. Botryoidal malchite is hard to polish due to the nodules so this piece is classes as semi polished ( on top only ) and shows some unpolished areas.

Malachite is the stone of "safeguard". It provides protection, confidence and inner strength. 

The name Malachite derives from Greek Molochitis lithos, meaning mellow green stone. The mineral has been mined for copper for over 3000 years . Until the 1800's malachite had been used as a pigment for green paints. It is a commonly carved stone for figurines and jewellery.

Very commonly found with azurite.

Category: Carbonate mineral

Crystal sysytem: Monoclinic

Hardness on Mohs scale: 3.5 - 4

Occurance: Urals, Russia, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Mexico, Australia

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