• Malachite
  • Malachite
  • Malachite
  • Malachite


$2,000.00   €1,704  £1,450.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10265
This striking large cabinet specimen of Malachite richly lines a 14 x 6 cm elongated geode from the historic Moldova Noua mine in the Banat Mountains of Romania. Mining here dates to the Roman occupation where a copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit has been exploited until finally ceasing operations in 2006. The emerald-green Malachite forms velvety druses over a rusty limonite encrusted cavity of massive Cuprite. The Cuprite forms a near continuous outer rim to the geode and is of a characteristic brownish-red with an outer surface of rusty limonite. It is a rare and excellent specimen for the locality, from which specimens are very seldom seen. Perhaps the best known example is on display in the systematic gallery in London’s Natural History Museum.


9.3 × 16.1 × 7.5 cm
Carbonates, Latest Additions
Moldova Noua, Banat Mountains, Caras-Severin County, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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