Malachite Healing Crystal
This beautiful mineral specimen is available today! We consider this piece to be an Extra Large Cabinet Specimen. The lapidary work is very nice, and allows for the great, natural botryoidal patterns in the mineral to be seen. Both sides have been cut flat and polished to a glossy finish.
Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral with a chemical composition. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal. Our specimens are sourced from the Congo which extensively mines the material for its copper content.
Malachite has a widely variable habit ranging from botryoidal, silky, and stalactite like forms. The weight to size ratio of specimens can also have a wide range of variation depending on the density of the material.
Highly dense banded or flower pattern material is considered the best for cutting material. Whilst, rich colour, chatoyancy and habit is considered important for specimens. Botryoidal material is by far the most commonly available, whilst silky / fibrous is fairly difficult to obtain, and last of all Stalactite specimens are the most rare, desirable and collectible. Price is grade dependent. Items are as shown.