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If we look at malachite’s chemical structure, it is copper bicarbonate. It usually forms coatings, acicular crystals or stable kidney aggregates with a layered structure. In ancient Egypt, people carved cameos, amulets and other decorative objects from this tone. Grounded malachite served as a dye for painters or as a make-up. This piece is from Congo.

Malachite uniqueness: Malachite is an opaque stone in green shades, which may include lighter tints but also a black-green colour. Thin, banded lines gently complement its striking colours.

Special conditions/ treatment: Malachite dissolves in most acids. As the stone is manually polished and very fragile, it is are prone to mechanical damage.

Use: Mini tumbled stones (chips) are used for the production of various decorative items and ornamental mosaics. Size up to 5 mm is also suitable as filling for small glass bottles.

About the product: We offer this product in 1 kg or 5 kg package; some "chips" are available in both variants. The product is packed in firm plastic bags.