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Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Shilu Mine, Yangchun County, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
19.7 × 15.3 × 5 cm
Description

Wonderful chatoyant malachite spheres in great contrast to matrix. I guess that the whole floater (consisting of malachite spheres) is covered with a thick coating of goethite. Most specimen I saw on the market are just clusters, the contrast with the brown coating makes it stand out the corwd and the dimension of the piece makes it very impressive! No significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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