Circling Around Malachite

Dakota Nature & Art

$158.95 USD

Circling Around Malachite Specimen is a super example of what Malachite is known for - lots of intricate and undulating lines and circles. 

4” x 4” x 2” 

The stone's name is from the Greek word for "mallow", a green herb. Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints (found in the paintings of Egyptian tombs) eye shadows, and adornment. Malachite is  extensively mined at  King Solomon's Mines.

Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments and paneling for their castles, and intricate inlay work. 3.5 to 4 Moh’s hardness.

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