Malachite Free Forms
UNIQUE+ ELEGANT + POLISHED
The distinguishing bright, dark and blackish green colors of Malachite form unique patterns in these beautiful free form pieces. Malachite is a very recognizable and popular mineral yet the variation in color, size and shape makes each piece truly one of a kind. Priced by weight and sold by the piece.
Malachite is a mineral that forms at shallow depths within the Earth, in the oxidizing zone above copper deposits. It precipitates from descending solutions in fractures, caverns, cavities, and the intergranular spaces of porous rock. It often forms within limestone where a subsurface chemical environment favorable for the formation of carbonate minerals can occur.
Some of the first malachite deposits to be exploited were located in Egypt and Israel. Over 4000 years ago, they were mined and used to produce copper. Material from these deposits was also used to produce gemstones, sculptures, and pigments. Malachite has been used as a pigment for thousands of years. It was one of the oldest known green pigments to be used in paintings.
Why We Love This:
This mineral has a rich history and is very beautiful to look at. The patterns of green and black are very unique and would look great on a dresser or nightstand.