Fibrous Malachite Thumbnail Specimen from Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo
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This is a thumbnail specimen of fibrous malachite from Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Malachite is known to have many growth patterns, and this malachite consists of tiny fibrous intergrown malachite crystals. This creates a unique chatoyancy, where the light reflects off the tiny individual crystals and creates a holographic effect. This specimen has a deep green hue and a unique shape.
This specimen is approximately 30mm x 19mm x 10mm. You will also receive a complimentary 'perky' display box and a label with the mineral name and the locale where it was mined.