a3633 Malachite Sphere

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Polished Malachite Sphere from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Malachite's amazing swirling patterns almost defy description, and this large sized sphere is no exception. It gives a very nice display with its fractal patterns of multiple bullseyes in every imaginable shape and form. This sphere is something of a composite, as it has been assembled from bits and pieces of malachite with some infilling of the spaces with powdered malachite and then the whole thing cut and polished to a mirror shine. Somehow, the green mother earth seems to come alive in the shape.

Length: 5.50 cm
Width: 5.50 cm
Height: 5.50 cm