Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
A most unique spray of malachite from Kerrouchene, Morocco makes a complete flame form. While most malachite is secondary, forming after azurite or other copper crystals, this piece is of a primary malachite which did not alter from a different mineral. Acicular, needle-like tiny crystals of malachite are radiating upward from the matrix for an unusually large and aesthetic specimen of this type. The color is vibrant and it has a most surprisingly high luster. It is created by the slight curving of the individual needles of malachite. Any collector who enjoys the unusual and unique will certainly like this specimen.
8.70 x 2.50 x 1.70 cm