Chatoyant Malachite (Mullance Coll.)

Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Large Cabinet, 16.0 x 7.9 x 7.0 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A striking, old-time, LARGE CABINET malachite specimen from the Mullane Collection. Gorgeous florets of chatoyant, banded malachite richly and beautifully cover four sides of this elongated, sculptural specimen. The large floret is particularly striking. CLASSIC old Bisbee malachite. this is a piece with a substantial amount of carving grade malachite in it, and masses 1300 grams or so. Before African malachite came to market, this material was bought and sold by the gram in the lapidary arts

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