Outstanding Malachite with growth patternsYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Musonoi mine, Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo
Size: 16.6 x 14.4 x 5.5 cm
Description: Malachite is a green, very common secondary copper mineral with a widely variable habit, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and deep, underground spaces, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation. Typically it is found as crystalline aggregates or crusts, often banded in appearance, like agates. It is also often found as botryoidal clusters of radiating crystals, and as mammillary aggregates as well.
The specimen was polished in the centre; most likely it was meant to be an ashtray.
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI