Malachite lumps converted into egg shapes showing the bands, distinctive and unique patterns in shades of green. Being natural its fascinating to see the patterns when polished available in random sizes and shapes. We can offer them as an assortment of colors and sizes,
Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. The stone’s name derives (via Latin:molochītis, Middle French: melochite, and Middle English melochites) from GreekΜολοχίτης λίθος molochitis lithos, “mallow-green stone”, from μολόχη molōchē, variant ofμαλάχηmalāchē, “mallow”. The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant.
Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted to obtain copper at Timna Valley in Israel for over 3,000 years.Since then, malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone.