6.8" Wide Malachite Jewelry Box - Congo

 
This is an absolutely gorgeous jewelry box made out of veneer-like slabs of polished malachite from Congo, Africa. It measures 6.8" wide and including the lid handle, is 3.4" tall

Malachite is a dark green, copper based mineral with the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. It often forms botryoidal masses in fractures deep underground where the water table or hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation. It rarely forms crystals and it is often associated with another copper based mineral azurite. It was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Malachite
LOCATION
Congo
SIZE
6.8 x 4.7 x 2.2"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#64732