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.

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A+ GradePolished Malachite Freeform

$179.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful Polished Malachite Freeform 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 6.3 x 3.4 x 2.5 inches (16.1 x 8.8 x 6.3cm) and weighs 53.4 oz or 3.33 lbs (1.514kg)

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A+ GradePolished Malachite Freeform

$119.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful Polished Malachite Freeform 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 6.9 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches (17.7 x 8.7 x 5.5cm) and weighs 41.4 oz or 2.59 lbs (1.175kg)

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RareSpecimen of Malachite on Quartz Crystals

$69.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this Very Rare Malachite on Quartz Crystal Plate from a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an excellent display piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo

This rarity measures 4.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches (11 x 8.3 x 2.3cm) and weighs 9.1 oz or 0.57 lbs (260g)

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Rare Fibrous Malachite Specimen

 $129.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this Very Rare Fibrous Malachite Display piece from a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This rare specimen caught our eye because the top looks so dark green it appears to be an almost black botryoidal formation. When we turn it over the bottom is a brilliant green fibrous looking specimen.This is a very rare, interesting excellent display piece! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo

This rarity measures 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches (9.7 x 6 x 2.8cm) and weighs 5.78 oz or 0.36 lbs (164g)

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A+ Grade Polished Malachite Freeform

$49.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful Polished Malachite Freeform at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an excellent display piece with bullseyes on one side and concentric circles on the obverse! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo

This A+ specimen measures 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 inches (9.8 x 5.9 x 4.7cm) and weighs 13.7 oz or 0.85 lbs (389g)

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A+ Grade Polished Malachite Freeform

$49.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....We found this beautiful Polished Malachite Freeform at a Malachite and Gem Dealer from Africa. This is an excellent display piece with bullseyes on one side and concentric circles on the obverse! This specimen is from the Democratic Republic of Congo

This A+ specimen measures 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches (8.5 x 6.4 x 2.8cm) and weighs 11.3 oz or 0.71 lbs (323g)

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68 x 52 Hand Carved Malachite Egg from the DR Congo

$98.00

From the Franklin, NC Gem and Mineral Show....

This is a beautifully polished hand carved Malachite Egg from the Democratic Republic of Congo that we procured at the 2020 Franklin Rock, Mineral and Gem Show from an African Minerals Dealer. There is a tiny spot that is recessed and did not take a polish. The patterns on this specimen are amazing. We always prefer the hand carved pieces to machine finished ones. This is a magnificent Display piece!

This egg weighs 12 oz or 0.75 lb (340g) and measures 2.68 x 2 inches (68 x 52mm)