Your Shopping Cart Cart is empty

Malachite

Free Shipping Free Shipping Free Shipping
"Malachite For Sale: Because of its beautiful appearance and ability to be highly polished Malachite is valued in jewelry making as well as all sorts of decorative objects. This mineral has been prized for its beauty for thousands of years. It has an intense green color that does not fade over time or exposure to light. The color is often banded with light and dark green.
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with the formula Cu 2 [(OH) 2 ]CO 3. It is associated with copper ore.  It's crystal habit is acicular and prismatic  but it is often found as botroydal crystals. 

Where is Malachite Found?


Uses of Malachite
Malachite is most often used as an ornamental stone. It is Used to create all kinds of decorative objects, jewelry, beads, and cabochons. Historically it has been used as a copper ore but it is more valuable as a decorative stone. Because of its fade resistant color it is ground into a fine powder and used as a pigment.

Malachite Deposits
Huge quanities of this mineral, in blocks weighing tons, come from the Ural Mountains in Russia and from Shaba, Zaire. Today most of the malachite on the market comes from The Democratic Republic of The Congo. It is also found in many places in the southwest U.S. most noteably Bisbee, Arizona.

Mineral Properties Of Malachite


Chemical formula: Cu 2 [(OH) 2 ]CO 3 , copper carbonate.
Color(s): light green to dark green 
Streak: light green
Luster: vitreous, dull, earthy
Transparency: opaque
Crystal system: Monoclinic
Crystal Habits: acicular and prismatic crystals.Botryoidal aggregates.
Specific Gravity: About 4.1
Hardness (Mohs): 3.5 to 4
Cleavage: perfect
Fracture: conchoidal
Uses: Mineral Specimens, jewelry and ornamentals
Associated Minerals: copper, azurite, and cuprite.
Location: Democratic Republic of The Congo, Arizona, USA; Russia; Zaire.
Sign-Up For Our Newsletter

INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION? IF SO, YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER SITES:
https://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com - An educational site about fossils and geologic time
https://www.rocksandminerals4u.com - An educational site about rocks, minerals, and geology.

Become A Fossilicious Affiliate

Sectigo
Copyright 2022 Fossilicious.com. All Rights Reserved. Site Map | Terms + Conditions | Privacy Policy

Visa, Mastercard, PayPal

Comodo SSL Comodo SSL