Dims: 4.9" x 4.2" x 1.3" (12.4 x 10.7 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 2.6 oz.(527 g)
This specimen consists of a large, flat piece of host rock that is covered by a generous layer of Malachite. The Malachite occurs in a variety of forms, including fibrous, radial clusters, thin, small blades, massive crusts, and botryoidal formations. Only a small amount of damage to any of these formations is present, besides the material on the edges of the specimen, where it was broken out of its place of formation. It has a very dark green color and its luster ranges from pearly to silky to dull, depending on its formation. All of the Malachite is opaque; it is quite interesting to examine, especially if one has a magnifier, loupe, or a microscope. The base rock that it coats is layered and makes me think of some form of sandstone, or maybe even some variety of chert. It is a very pretty specimen, most of all for those who like the color green.