Malachite Free Forms 3-4"
Malachite: Malachite is a carbonate mineral, copper(II) carbonate hydroxide Cu2CO3(OH)2. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system.
Malachite forms when carbonated water interacts with copper minerals, or when copper mixes with limestone. It is rich mineral of copper. Crystals sometimes form as needles on the rock in which they are embedded. More often, malachite forms as a mass with concentric bands of light to dark green that apear like banded agate. Blue azurite is found offen with Malachite. Very soft 3.5-4 hardnes. Malachite gets its name from Greek word From... Malachite mine is in Zaire, Congo
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