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7.6" Malachite On Quartz Crystal Mineral Specimen Tiznit Morocco Stand


Location: Tiznit Province, Morocco

Weight: 10.9 Ounces

Dimensions: 7.6 Inches Long 4 Inches Wide 1.1 Inches Thick

Comes with a Free Stand.

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Malachite is a mineral that belongs to the carbonate class. It is a green-colored stone that is often used for ornamental purposes and has been mined for thousands of years. Malachite is found in many parts of the world, including Russia, Africa, and Australia.

The physical properties of malachite include a hardness of 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale and a specific gravity of 3.6-4.0. It has a vitreous to silky luster and can be opaque or translucent. Malachite is formed through the weathering of copper ores and can often be found in association with other copper minerals.

Malachite has been used for various purposes throughout history. In ancient Egypt, it was used for jewelry, amulets, and cosmetics. The Greeks and Romans also used malachite for jewelry and decorative objects. In medieval Europe, it was believed to have healing properties and was used as a remedy for various ailments.


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