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Malachite Stalactites
Malachite Stalactites
Star of the Congo Mine, near Lubumbashi, Shaba, (formerly Zaire) Congo

This is an outstanding specimen of lustrous, forest-green Malachite, composed six twisted, finger-like stalactite
growths, one thumb-like stalactite growth, and one small spilt finger Paw like stalactite growth. They have a drusy-
like coating on their surface that sparkles, is appealing and bright. The individual fingers reach from 10” to 14.25”
(25.4 to 36.19 cm) in length. The thumb reaches 3.4” (8.73 cm) in length. The small split finger “paw” stands 1.78”
(4.5cm) tall, 1.34” (3.9cm) wide and 0.76” (1.9 cm) thick. These amazing “fingers” formed on a natural base of
drusy coated Malachite that is 11 x 10 x 9.4” (27.9 x 25.4 x 23.8 cm)

This is a very heavy specimen that weighs 24.281 lbs or 388.5 oz (11.014 kg). For such a heavy but soft mineral
there are relatively few bruises on any of the fingers. There are just a few very small bits of wear, mostly on the
base, shown in the photos. All the major tips are complete. This specimen is very 3-dimensional, and complete
all around! This was procured by us in 2002 from a very reputable South African Mineral Dealer. We had it
shipped to us in the USA through an international customs agent and it has been kept in a large glass display
case in our private collection for the last 16 years. This piece has been a major centerpiece in our display
cabinet and has been admired by many. We have had many offers to sell this one of a kind specimen through the
years, but we chose to keep it in our collection. Now that we are getting older, we feel it is time to let someone
else enjoy the spectacular beauty of our very prized specimen.

Due to the weight and fragility of this specimen it will be sold as “pick up in person only” and will be
available for pick up at Ernie’s Western Carolina Rock Shop located in Brevard, North Carolina. Our
$7,600.00 price is firm on this special piece. We believe it to be a steal at this price…not another one
like it in the world!  
Item # 1MALSF0518001211
Rare Malachite Stalactite
Fingers from the Star of
Congo Mine

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