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Beautiful Polished Malachite Elephant Carving

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This gorgeous, polished malachite elephant carving comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A wonderful gift for mineral-lovers! Malachite is a bright and dark green banded copper carbonate mineral Cu2CO3(OH)2. From antiquity and until recent times, malachite has been prized as a decorative stone, gemstone, and was even used as a pigment.

The length of this elephant is 4 inches or 10 cm, the height is 4.25 inches or 11 cm and the width is 2.25 inches or 6 cm, and it weight 10 oz or 296 grams.