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Malachite Lids

Malachite

Facts about Malachite

Appearance / Color: Green and highly patterned.
Source: Africa (Zaire). Also found in France, England, Urals, Arizona, Australia and new Mexico.
Birthstone: Scorpio
Medicinal Uses: Supposed to ease asthma, poisoning, cholera, rheumatism.
Properties: Tends to break up when being carved which makes it expensive to work. Not very suitable for engraving due to patterning.
Availability: Quite rare until discovered in large quantities in Africa (Zaire).

Notes: Historically used in ancient Egypt. A very holy stone.

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