4.0" Colorful Polished MALACHITE SLICE Light&Dark Green BullsEyes Congo for sale

Product Code: EB0117MSLI4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Province, D.R. Congo
Size 4.0" x 2.6" x 0.3"
Suggested Stand Small 3.5" Easel Stand

This is a highly aesthetic polished slice of malachite, which was cut from a large stalactite, then polished to reveal alternating dark and light green bull's eye concentric rings. The deep and varied shades of green, combined with its bright polished luster, make this a stunning display specimen. Recent research has shown that the color of the bands is the result of varying particle diameter (the darker bands are smaller particles). This corresponds to variations in water flow during wet (larger particles, lighter color) and dry seasons (smaller particles, darker color).