Silky Malachite, from Democratic Republic of Congo (No.76)

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Silky Malachite, from Democratic Republic of Congo (No.76)Silky Malachite from Democratic Republic of Congo

Measurements Approx.
Height - 2.5 cm
Width - 0.8 cm
Length - 4.5 cm

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. This opaque, green banded mineral crystallises in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and spaces, deep underground, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation.

It said the mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800.


Malachite comes from various worldwide places such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, New South Wales, France, Israel and southwestern United States, most notably in Arizona.

Physical Properties of Malachite are is to may assist in restoring strength and vitality after illness and in rebuilding or repairing tissue after surgery. It may support fasting, detoxification and other cleansing rituals. It may help alleviate the pain of arthritis or other inflammatory disease.