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Malachite Chrysocolla Polished

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Malachite is an opaque stone in deep green shades. Thin, banded lines gently complement its striking colours. 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.

Chrysocolla is quite precious, rare mineral found in copper mines in Peru. In terms of its chemical composition, it is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate. It usually forms green-blue kidney-shaped or stalactite-like aggregates or crusts with different thickness. Chrysocolla is noted for its sharp green-blue colour, which used to be sought-after by some of the Native American cultures. It often occurs together with malachite. These stones represents outstanding natural combination of chrysocolla with striking green malachite.

Special conditions/ treatment: Stones are fragile, not stable against chemicals and prone to a mechanical damage.

About the product: Stones are manually polished. We have available stones, in which malachite combines with chrysocolla, or pure malachite pieces. The product is sold by weight; the price is per 1 kg.