Dims: 3.0 x 2.3 x 2.1" (7.6 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm)
Wt: 5.6 oz. (158.2 g)
A thin crust of massive and microcrystalline Malachite coats part of the dull pink and black base of this small hand specimen. This crust is in moderately good condition, showing a few spots of minor damage and some noticeable breakage on its most exposed points. Its reniform habit is intense- the nodules that constitute it are well-defined and easy to study, and range in diameter from 2 mm or less up to 0.4" (1.0 cm). The crust has a dark green coloration, though broken areas show that it is made up of many layers, some of which are much paler in color. The outer surface also has a sparkly sheen that is caused by a druse of almost sub-microscopic Malachite crystals that coats the crust. It is likely that they also contribute to the dark color. The base appears to be made of a dull pink limestone and associated layers of dull, black decomposed malachite or azurite.