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Raw Botryoidal Malachite

Raw Botryoidal Malachite

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This listing is for the Botryoidal Malachite shown

Locality : Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Size approx  : 2"  (36g)

  • Common Localities: Congo (Katanga), Zambia, South Africa, Russia, Mexico, Australia, Israel, Romania, France, Germany, United States (Arizona, Utah)
  • Composition: Copper carbonate hydroxide [Cu2CO3(OH)2]

  Botryoidal malachite is a beautiful green mineral that forms in rounded masses, often with a bumpy, bubbly texture. Malachite is a popular mineral known for its striking green color and unique banded patterns. It is formed through the weathering and oxidation of copper ores, and is typically found in copper deposits around the world. Malachite is a secondary mineral, which means it forms through a chemical reaction between primary copper minerals and other substances. It has been used for decorative purposes and in jewelry for thousands of years.

  Malachite has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It has been used as a pigment for painting and decoration, and was highly prized by ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. In ancient Egypt, malachite was believed to have protective properties and was often used in amulets and jewelry. The mineral was also ground into a fine powder and used as a green pigment in Egyptian art. Malachite was also popular among the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it to make jewelry, vases, and other decorative objects.

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