Republic of Congo
8.07 x 3.54 x 2.95 inches (20.5 x 9 x 7.5 cm)
The locality for the majority of polished Malachite is no longer Zaire but rather the Democratic Republic of Congo. Natural Malachite has been prized for centuries for its captivating green color, and this piece has been polished on the surface to highlight the "botryoidal" patterns and intricate designs within the Copper mineral. This specimen - over 8 inches (20.32 cm) - has essentially three polished surfaces with only the underside being rough yet still a rich green color and showing the natural aspect of this stone.
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