Malachite

Wonderful and unique marbled stone thanks to its special grain.

Colour: light green

Features: although it is a semi-hard stone, Malachite is used for jewelry because of its beautiful green colour and its prominence bands.

Deposits : Kambove, Zaire. Crystals up to 20 mm can be found in Rudabanya, Hungary. Blocks of Malachite weighing up to 250 tonnes are extracted from the quarries of Mednorudnjansk, Ural Mountains, Russia. Huge amounts of similar material come from many deposits in the province of Shaba, Zaire, where stalactites up to 500 mm were found.

Applications:
Due to its beautiful colour, ranging from light green to dark green, and its characteristic growth, malachite is used mainly in jewelry as cabochons.

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