Dims: 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.0" (10.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 12.7 oz. (361 g)
This small cabinet specimen consists of a few thin crusts of specular and crystalline Malachite that rest on a goethite/limonite base. Each crust appears to be made up of countless compact, radial Malachite needles, but hundreds of tiny terminations are visible on their surfaces. Under magnification, one can see that the crystals have excellent monoclinic form and a very deep green color and bright pearly luster. They also appear to be transparent, or at least brightly translucent. A few thin layers of cracked and decomposing chrysocolla rest between the Malachite crust and the base.