Natural, raw, uncut Malachite specimen that is perfect for lapidary work or rock tumbling.
Malachite was a popular stone in ancient times. As a copper ore, Malachite was mined to create copper plates & devices. Egyptian Pharaohs used this stone as jewelry & lined their headdresses with the green stone. Ancient Egyptians & also the Korean dynasties ground the stone into a fine powder to create a green pigment which then was used to create eyeshadow, as well as paint for murals. In ancient Greece, it was believed that Malachite was connected to Venus, the goddess of love. Ancient Chinese dynasties prized Malachite decorative pieces.
Measurements are approximately: 3.5 inches long, 2 inches wide, & 1.25 inches tall.