Dims: 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3" (5.6 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 2.55 oz. (72.5 g)
Eight complete and partial Malachite clusters rest on the small reddish base of this specimen. These clusters reach 0.4" (1.0 cm) in diameter and are generally in good condition, though 2 show slight damage and 2 are rather heavily damaged. Each of these clusters is made up of hundreds of compact, fibrous Malachite needles, each of which is about as thin as a human hair. The Malachite has the classic green coloration of its species, and the surface of each cluster has a dull, almost satiny luster. Many smaller sprays of Malachite needles rest on the druse of tiny calcites around the larger clusters. This calcite druse coats the limestone host rock.