Today I’m sharing close up photos of marvelous malachite. According to geology.com, malachite is a “green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral.” The site also refers to its striking green color and that’s why I collect it.
This first piece has a rough texture and interesting shape. For scale, it measures 1.5 x 1.0 inches.
The second piece is opposite of the first – rounded shapes and smooth textures. It measures 3.75 x 1.5 inches.
The third piece is a cube that’s got interesting lines viewed from different angles. It measures 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 inches.
The last piece is an antique watch with a malachite face and band. Malachite has low hardness so it’s relatively easy to work with in making jewelry, carvings, etc. The watch face measures 1.0 x 0.75 inches.
Can you understand why I collect pieces of marvelous malachite? I love its green color and variety of textures.
25 thoughts on “Marvelous Malachite up close: LAPC”
I adore the color and patterns. It was interesting to see the crystals, I’d not seen the uncut before.
Yes, that first piece is interesting. It’s more breakable so I keep it on a high shelf. 🙂
Marvelous indeed Siobhan. If you’d asked me without telling me first, I’d have said they were all different substances. Love the rich, green colors!
Thanks, Tina! Yes, it comes in forms that are nothing alike. Green is my favorite color. 😀
I love malachite!
Me too, Janet!
Thanks for participating in this challenge. What wonderful images of a favorite stone of mine. I like that you included three distinct styles. Great photography!
Thank you, Anne! I don’t have a macro lens but I attempted to capture some of this beautiful stone’s characteristics up close.
Hi, Siobhan. I love the colors and patterns. Beautiful! And I love the watch! I can see why you collect it.
Thank you, Patti. Yes, that watch is unique!
Very special collections! Beautifully captured!
You did a great job!
Beautiful! When I visited The Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia many moons ago it was loaded with malachite furniture. Amazing.
Wish I could see that! Sounds impressive.
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Thank you, Allison!
Beautiful mineral! Thanks for sharing the photos — I can see why you collect it. 🙂
You’re welcome! They have great green color.
Marvelous! I love malachite too! GREEN
Thanks! Malachite is so beautiful.
And green is my favourite colour.