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30th november grape Agate from Indonesia, furthermore received silver jewellery with Seraphinite, Larimar and Charoite, furthermore expected container with Chinese stones, and nice polished smoothstones. Order by webshop, or visit us.

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"Silk Malachite" Box with 35 pieces of Malachite from Congo.

"Silk Malachite" Box with 35 pieces of Malachite from Congo.


"Silk Malachite" Box with 35 pieces of Malachite from Congo.


Not the cheapest with this 35'er box, but according to various retailers it is the box with 35 larger bricks! Whatever it may be, "hard to get and very competitively priced"

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Malachite is a mineral that is used as a gemstone. It is a copper carbonate with the chemical formula Cu2CO3 (OH) 2. In nature it is often found together with the related azurite (Cu3 (CO3) 2 (OH) 2). The crystal structure is monoclinic and is usually botryoidal in shape. The name of the mineral comes from the Greek and refers to the color of the mallow (mallow). Malachite was worked as a gemstone early on. In Egypt, cameos, amulets and ornaments were made from it. The Greeks and Romans also knew malachite. The pulverized mineral was used as make-up and as a colorant for paint. Malachite was said to be able to protect children from sorcery and witchcraft. In ancient times it was thought that it could cure eye ailments. In the 16th century it was used in Central Europe to promote the growth of children and to relieve pain. Malachite is found worldwide. In Asia, significant quantities are found in China, India and the Urals in Russia, as well as in Australia. In the Americas, the most important supplies are in the Southwestern United States, mainly in the state of Arizona (a 4.5 ton block was found at Bisbee). Malachites in Mexico, Chile and Cuba are of gem quality. However, the most important and historically best known malachite reserves are in Africa. Here malachite has been mined since ancient times in the Copperbelt ("copper belt") in Congo-Kinshasa and Zambia. The malachite zone extends from the province of Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) to Zambia. These malachites are considered the most beautiful and best in the world. Beautiful malachite crystals are found in Namibia (Tsumeb), Morocco, Zimbabwe and Angola. Europe has only small sites of little significance in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, England, France. In Belgium malachite is found in the valley of the Salm and in limestone in Visé. Malachite is formed in oxidation zones of copper deposits.