Malachite on Dolomite (Wholesale Lot) - 16 Specimens

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This is a wholesale flat of natural malachite crystals on ferroan dolomite, from Morocco. You will receive 3.5 lbs of vibrant malachite, dolomite and selenite association clusters, all 16 of which are pictured above. The pieces in this flat range from approximately 1.9" to 3.2" wide.

Fibrous malachite is an unusual form of malachite made up of slender prisms of tiny, fibrous needles. These needles merge to create sprays and spheres of deep green color. Most of these sprays of malachite are coated in a thin layer of selenite.

Malachite is a basic copper carbonate with the chemical formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. This mineral is known for its intense green color, along with the wide variety of formations and patterns that it's found in. Malachite can grow in botryoidal masses, stalactitic, and reniform formations, typically as a tight cluster of fanning fibrous needles that make up a seemingly solid mass. As layers continue to stack during formation, a banded pattern can sometimes begin to take shape, which explains the rings in all shades of green that are seen on most polished malachite specimens.

Malachite, Dolomite & Selenite
Bou Bekker, Touissit, Morocco.