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Polished Malachite Elephant Carving - 4.68 lbs., 8"

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A wonderful gift for mineral lovers, this gorgeous, polished 4.68-lb malachite elephant carving comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Malachite is a bright and dark green banded copper carbonate mineral (Cu2CO3(OH)2). From antiquity until recent times, malachite has been prized as a decorative stone and gemstone. It has even been used as a pigment.

The length of this elephant is 8 inches wide (20 cm), the height is 6 inches (15 cm) and the width is 2.25 inches (6 cm). It weighs 4 lb, 10 oz / 2124 grams.