Malachite #8 Thumbnail Specimen (Kerrouchene, Morocco)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Malachite
Locality: Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Dimensions: 0.65" x 0.58" (17mm x 15mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Malachite has formed this natural, organic specimen. The shades vary from sage to brightest green. Oxides may be present. Habits vary from fibrous to botryoidal, and may have velvety or rough textures.
Malachite is a copper bearing mineral, which forms in secondary zones of copper deposits. As with all metallic minerals, it should be kept out of the elements and away from water. Malachite particles and dust should never be inhaled or used internally.
Healing Keywords: Malachite--protection, heart healing, leadership, decisionmaking.
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