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Malachite is a carbonate mineral normally known as "copper carbonate". This green-colored mineral most often forms
Botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic growths. Individual crystals are rare but do occur as slender to acicular crystals.
Malachite is a well known and very popular semi-precious stone. It is named for the Greek word for "mallow", a green
herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique artistic quality unlike that of any
other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that malachite may be one of the most easily
recognized minerals by the average person. A popular design is called “Bull’s-eye Malachite” is produced by polishing
the Botryoidal specimens to reveal circular layered dark and light “eyes”.

Polished specimens of malachite are the most well known stones, sold in literally every rock shop around the world.
Malachite's green color comes from the copper contained within the stone, and it's the presence of water that affects
the various shades of greens -- the more water in the copper, the lighter the green...whereas the less water it contains,
the darker the green will appear.

Although its massive carvable forms are well known, its crystalline forms are much rarer and have only recently
become available to the average mineral collector. One of its more unique habits is its fine acicular radiating
formations or maybe forming on a surface to resemble green carpet or velvet-like coating.
Item # MALE05170055
A+ Grade Rare Malachite
3 Inch Polished Egg

$149.00
From the May 2017 Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful
Polished Malachite 3 inch tall egg at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an
excellent display piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo
This A+ specimen measures 3" tall by 2.2" wide (7.7 x 5.7cm)
and weighs 15.5 oz or 0.97 lbs (441g)
From Our Personal Collection...An exceptional specimen from Mexico. This unique specimen displays stunning
contrasts of green Malachite and clear Selenite with a glassy shine. This specimen is from the 1960's and was
procured from a rock shop in Deming, New Mexico in the early 1970's

This piece weighs 3.7oz or 0.23 lb (105g) and measures 2.4 x 2.1 x 1.3" (6.1 x 5.3 x 3.4cm)
Item # MAL09165671
Rare Malachite and Selenite
display from Mexico

$49.00
Acrylic Stand Included
Museum Specimens
Item # 1MAL05170041
A+ Grade Rare Malachite  
Polished Free Form

$45.00
From the May 2017 Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful
Polished Malachite Free Form at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an
excellent display piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo
This A+ specimen measures 3.6 x 2.4 x 1" (9.2 x 6.3 x 2.7cm)
and weighs 10.8 oz or 0.67 lbs (306g)
Item # 2MAL05170052
A+ Grade Rare Malachite  
Polished Free Form

$82.00
From the May 2017 Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful
Polished Malachite Free Form at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an
excellent display piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo
This A+ specimen measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.9" (10.2 x 7.1 x 4.8cm)
and weighs 19.7 oz or 1.23 lbs (559g)
Item # 3MAL05170024
A+ Grade Rare Malachite
with Bands of Blue
Cornetite Polished Free
Form

$139.00
From the May 2017 Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful Polished Malachite
with banding of Cornetite Free Form at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an excellent display
piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo
This A+ specimen measures 5.5 x 4 x 2.3" (14 x 10.2 x 5.8cm)
and weighs 33.3 oz or 2.08 lbs (945g)
Belgian geologist Jules Cornet is the namesake of the mineral Cornetite. It is a rare mineral that forms in
some oxidized copper deposits in localities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the
United States, Chile, Mexico, and Australia among a few others. Mineral associated with Cornetite include
copper, brochantite, pseudomalachite, libethenite, malachite, atacamite, chysocolla, and heterogenite.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/cornetite.pdf