5.0" POLISHED MALACHITE with Striped Dark &Light Green Bulls Eyes Congo for sale

$150.00
Product Code: EB0818MALP4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Musonoi Mine, Katanga Province, D.R.Congo
Size 5.0" x 3.6" x 2.1"
Suggested Stand Medium 2.5" Peg Stand

I have friends from the Congo who import some of the finest malachite available from this prolific source of copper minerals. This was one of my favorites out of a new shipment they just received. The malachite has been polished to reveal the concentric circles of alternating light and dark green malachite bands on the piece, a formation that is called "bulls eye malachite". The concentric circular stripes on this specimen are sharply defined, and the color changes are probably the result of seasonal fluctuations in rainfall that give it a dramatic and colorful decorative pizzazz. The light and dark green bands of bulls eye malachite are so distinctive and unique that this may be one of the mineral kingdom's most easily recognized minerals. There is no damage to this fine specimen.