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English: Malachite
Locality: Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Swambo, Central area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: cabinet, 21.6 x 16.0 x 11.9 cm
Malachite (stalactites)
This is a large plate that is remarkably undamaged and has TWO rows of stalactites (to 9 cm height) marching from left to right , one at the bottom and one row at the top. It is almost unbelieveable that this could have been extracted with no damage of note, no missing major tips. The rolling texture of the piece is much more 3-dimensional in person, and the double rows of stalactites give it a relief you normally don't see in large plates. The surface is "sparkly" due to microcrystalline secondary growth. BETTER IN PERSON!
Deutsch: Malachit
Fundort: Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Swambo, Central area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Demokratische Republik Kongo (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 21.6 x 16.0 x 11.9 cm
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Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/t08-18a.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Malachite&page=66
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