Dims: 7.4" x 4.9" x 2.7" (18.8 x 12.4 x 6.9 cm)
Wt: 3 lbs., 8.0 oz. (1.587 kg)
Over 50% of this Malachite piece's surface area has been polished. It originally occurred as a section of a botryoidal crust, and warped but concentric circular patterns of banded light- and dark-green Malachite are readily visible on the "top" of the piece. The areas of the piece that are not polished all incorporate crevices or hollows that a grinding wheel would not be able to reach. The "bottom" of the piece is basically such a hollow. There is a considerable amount of a pale beige, powdery substance lining most of the hollow that I believe is polishing compound that was never washed out. It hides most of the surface, but the visible spots also exhibit small but definite botryoidal formations. A few of the areas show the sparkle of microscopic crystals, but most of the unpolished areas have a waxy luster. It is a very beautiful piece that I might just have to purchase myself!