Here for your consideration is a spectacular hand crafted Malachite cabochon. This vibrant copper carbonate Congolese material is an old favorite in the lapidary community and coveted for it's unique wavy and orbicular banding of deep, rich greens and abstract black. Congo Malachite is a fairly dense material with high specitic 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.
Vitreous polish front and back. Standard radius dome.
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!
Diameter - 43.27 mm
Thickness – 5.05 mm
Weight - 110 Carats
Origin - Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
This cabochon was photographed indoors dry, under full spectrum LEDS.
Hand crafted by Lexx. Custom orders are always welcome!
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