Dims: 2.2x1.8x1.6" (5.7x4.7x4.0 cm)
Wt: 2.47 oz (70.0 g)
Kalukaluku Mine, Katanga Proirng, Congo
The malachite crystals on this specimen are arranged in unusually long blades of green velvet. Some are arranged in sprays, almost like a flower arrangment. The malachite rests on a base of black motramite. From some angles, the malachite is a very bright green, yet from others, it looks dark, almost black. This may be due to tiny motramite crystals extending beyond the malachite, invisible from end on, and quite black when viewed edge-on.