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What You Need to know about Malachite

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

Malachite Malachite is a beautiful mineral, with green concentric bands that intercalate between light green and dark green odd shapes that may seem like fractals sometimes. Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted to obtain copper for over 3,000 years. Since then, malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone. One of the most desired awards in the world, the FIFA World Cup Trophy has a beautiful Malachite base in it. Malachite has a monoclinic crystal and a hardness rate of 3.5-4.0 mohs. Malachite...

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