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    POLISHED MALACHITE
    Kolwezi, Katanga
    Republic of Congo
    7.48 x 3.26 x 1.96 inches (19 x 8.3 x 4.99 cm)

    This freeform specimen has a nice polish that highlights the swirl patterns dominating the surface of this sizable piece of Malachite from the classic locality for the material. With a shape indicative of some type of utilitarian function, this lapidary example will empower anyone lucky enough to hold it in their hands. Featuring "rings" more reminiscent of tree growth, this mineral exhibits a dual tonal coloration of lighter and darker greens resulting in an extremely dynamic decoration surely capable of enhancing any décor.




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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2015
    30th-7th Thursday-Thursday
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