Malachite mineral carving on black background
Contributor:Greg C Grace / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:49.9 MB (1.2 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5120 x 3407 px | 43.3 x 28.8 cm | 17.1 x 11.4 inches | 300dpi
Location:Apache Studios, South Australia
Malachite is copper carbonate, and found in weathered copper deposits, with other copper-rich minerals like chrysocolla, turquoise and azurite. It is quite hard and used as an ornamental stone for carvings and jewellery.