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Finely Crafted Small Malachite Gem / Pill Box

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Finely Crafted Small Malachite Gem / Pill Box
Description: Small high grade malachite covered rectangular gem/pill box. The box is completely made from lush green malachite 1/8” sections. Malachite is a copper carbonate and has a hardness factor of between 3.5 and 4. This material is found in the oxidation zone of major copper deposits. The name is derived from the Greek word, malache, - “mallow” based on its green leaf color. The beautifully crafted box measures 2-1/4” W x 1-5/8” D x 1” H; and weighs 4 oz. Country of origin is Africa. It is in excellent condition.

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