Malachite Copper Carbonate Hydroxide Rock - 10 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

Malachite Copper Carbonate Hydroxide Rock - 10 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

Overview

Ten pieces of malachite, a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that has seen use as a mineral pigment in green paints, a gemstone, and an ornamental stone.

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Malachite Copper Carbonate Hydroxide Rock - 10 Unpolished Mineral Specimens

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Overview

Ten pieces of malachite, a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that has seen use as a mineral pigment in green paints, a gemstone, and an ornamental stone.

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Malachite Mineral - Pack of 10
by American Educational Products

A copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, malachite is typically found in opaque shades of green. It takes on botryoidal, or grape bundle, textures, as well as stalagmitic and fibrous masses. Usually hematite is found deep underground, where both the water table and hydrothermal fluids can provide it with the ability for chemical precipitation.

Archaeological evidence has shown that malachite has been mined and smelted for copper for over 3,000 years in Timna Valley, Israel. It has seen use as an ornamental stone, gemstone, and a mineral paint pigment. Due to its sensitivity to acids and varying color, its use as a pigment stopped around the year 1800. It is still occasionally used for decorative purposes.

Each rock or mineral specimen measures approximately 1-2 inches in length along its longest side.

Additional Information

SKU

AMEP5734B-10PK

Weight

0.5 lb

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