Showing off one of nature's most beautiful minerals; Malachite

in mineralmonday •  last month

Hello rock hounds. A little bird told me today is #mineralmonday so I'm going to run with it. Today's mineral is going to be malachite.

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Now, I am not a scientist by any means so this will be a layman's perspective.

I'll just give you a short description and some technical stuff from Minerals.net

Malachite is a deep green opaque gemstone with parallel bands and concentric rings.

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Malachite is commonly found together with azurite, a mineral that is blue in color, which makes for some colorful specimens.

Today we are going to look at two pieces, the first is about 2.5 inches by 1 inch and polished real nice.

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The second piece is about 1 inch by one inch an is unpolished.

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Can you imagine being out rock hunting and finding something like this?

And one last shot of the family together.
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Thanks for stopping by on this #mineralmonday and I invite you to post up about your favorite mineral, I'd love to see it.

Rock on!

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Love your malachites. Who knew they were gonna be sooooo green. 😃 I really like the band of blue in the smooth one. Is that the azurite?

Hurray for #mineralmonday!
#steemitrocks ☺️

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Thanks for checking in @dfinney. I don't think there is any azurite on these specimens so it must be the lighting. The polished one does have some really dark bands though. I can't locate my malachite/azurite piece at the moment so I guess that will have to be another post.
P.S. Thanks for crowbaring your hashtag into the post too! :)

Nice rocks there brother, I’m green with envy...🤣🤣🤣

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Thanks man! You're killing it with the one liners by the way. The last couple of posts have been winners!

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I’m trying.....🤣🤣🤣

Thank you for your continued support of SteemSilverGold

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Rock on Precious the silver mermaid.