• Malachite with Calcite
  • Malachite with Calcite
  • Malachite with Calcite
  • Malachite with Calcite
  • Malachite with Calcite
  • Malachite with Calcite
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Malachite with Calcite

$9,500.00   €8,095  £6,960.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18031
From the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, a stunning sphere of rich dark leaf green Malachite offset from a matrix of crystallised white Calcite. The Malachite forms a single, slightly distorted botryoidal ball measuring up to 3.5 cm wide at one point, with a glistening crystalline surface of velvet-like texture. This contrasts wonderfully against the pure white Calcite crystals which are typically 1 to 1.5 cm wide with a highly flattened rhombic habit. Under low magnification (say, x5) the surface texture of the Calcite appears as micro-rhombohedral stacked plates with a bright silky lustre. An unusual yet magnificent form of Malachite from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
5.5 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Malachite

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