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Malachite

Malachite

The minerals azurite and malachite are commonly found together -- even in the same specimen. Both minerals consist of copper, carbonate, and water -- but in different arangements and proportions.

Malachite

Malachite

The minerals azurite and malachite are commonly found together -- even in the same specimen. Both minerals consist of copper, carbonate, and water -- but in different arangements and proportions.

Malachite

Malachite

Often used as an ornamental stone in jewelry, amulets, powder for eye makeup and pigment for paint, Malachite grows in layers of tiny crystals. Its colors correlate with different crystal sizes: small crystals form light green bands and larger crystals make darker ones.

Malachite (polished slab)

Malachite (polished slab)

Often used as an ornamental stone in jewelry, amulets, powder for eye makeup and pigment for paint, Malachite grows in layers of tiny crystals. Its colors correlate with different crystal sizes: small crystals form light green bands and larger crystals make darker ones.


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