Malachite on Matrix  - NTS 026

Malachite crystals (possibly after mimetite) on matrix


Measurements:  40 x 30 x 17 mm

Description:  Malachite crystals (possibly after mimetite, or pyromorphyte) with bits of (?)calcite, on rock matrix. 

The specimen has only a few minute nicks, and the rock matrix has a few cracks and flaws.

Weight of Specimen:  17.2 g

Chemical Composition:  Cu2+(CO3)(OH)2  (malachite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (malachite)  3.5 - 4

Location:
 
Tsumeb, Northern Namibia.

Specimen Code:   NTS 026

US $ 35

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