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Vibrant Old Stock Congo Malachite Gemstone Cabochon Hand Crafted By Lexx Stones 80 Carats



Here for your consideration is al spectacular hand crafted Malachite cabochon. This copper carbonate Congolese material is an old favorite in the lapidary community and coveted for it's unique orbicular banding of deep, rich greens and abstract black. This cab also exhibits some chatoyancy and a satin shimmer throughout. Malachite is a fairly dense material with high specific gravity (about 4.0) therefore is heavy for it's size. Malachite forms in the oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies. It is becoming increasingly scarce in this quality

Silky,vitreous polish front and back. Standard radius dome.

Standard radius dome. Lustery polish front and back.

This will be a drop dead gorgeous focal piece in your next metal smithing or wire wrap project. It is indeed quite the cool heirloom collectible to brag about as well!

Length – 41.35 mm

Width - 23.95 mm

Depth –6.63 mm

Weight - 80 Carats

Origin - Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

This cabochon was photographed indoors dry, under full spectrum LEDS. It has not been artificially treated in any manner.

Hand crafted by Lexx. Custom orders are always welcome!

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