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    POLISHED MALACHITE
    Kolwezi, Katanga
    Republic of Congo
    7.36 x 6.69 x 1.62 inches (18.7 x 17 x 4.14 cm)


    It is quite fitting this specimen of Malachite came from Africa as the piece itself is loosely shaped like the "Dark Continent" in the abstract. This example of the Copper mineral is defined by and universally prized for its rich green color. This piece is exceptionally dark on the polished surface where swirl patterns have been revealed through the polishing process. The rough underside is almost as equally appealing given it displays an attractive medium green hue rich in subtle patterns and visual depth. This is one showy rock.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    21st-28th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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