Velvet Malachite from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fine, fibrous development catches the light and plays with it, in a chatoyant display.
The hypnotic, bullseye patterning of malachite is brought out in a spectacular display, by contour polishing.
The concentric rings of a malachite stalactite revealed by cutting and polishing.
A portion of an azurite “blueberry” that has pseudomorphed into malachite.
Vital coloration, and organic contouring make malachite seem like more than just a stone.
An example of the prized azurite/malachite combination.
An area of velvet malachite in perfect color combination with cobaltoan calcite.
Fantastic fibrous malachite, with very distinctive, long, well defined fibers.
A delicious botryoidal malachite, glistening like the skin of a toad!
This specimen has a mystical appearance, as if it is a little piece of a mossy rainforest.
An azurite “blueberry” that has completely pseudomorphed into malachite.
Lovely cascading rings of concentric fortification.
Grand old specimen of botryoidal, druzy malachite, with some darker areas of heterogenite.
Specimen from the Gold Hill Mine, in western Utah – malachite and chrysocolla crust coating at the base of milky quartz crystals.
Fantastic large botryoidal druzy malachite from the Democratic Republic of Congo.