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Mineral: malachite
Gem: malachite
Size: 18 mm x 25 mm
Carat: 30 - 32 ct
Cut: oval
Origin: Africa
General Info: The name derived from the Greek word "malache", meaning "mallow" in reference to its green color or "malakos", meaning soft. Easily damaged by acids like all carbonates, and when subjected to heat it turns black.
Additional Information
The majority of high quality malachite comes from Africa. The eye-patterns (upper left stone) are typically the most desired and can demand a premium price. The mineral can form in stalagtites with almost perfect concentric circles.