Dims: 5.5 x 4.2 x 3.2" (14.0 x 10.7 x 8.1 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 8.7 oz. (1.153 kg)
Several thin crusts of "Moss Malachite" rest on the thick calcareous base of this specimen. Each of these crusts is made up of thousands of microscopic Malachite needles, most of which appear to be slightly crushed. These needles do not exceed 1 or 2 mm in length, and are much thinner than a human hair. All have the classic green coloration of their species and a pearly luster that gives each crust a velvet-like shimmer. They rest upon a white crystalline calcite base that shows some obvious damage, but also shows some good trigonal prismatic form. This crust in turn coats a pinkish-brown limestone base.