These lustrous sheaths of emerald-green, radiating, silky malachite (copper hydroxy-carbonate) needles resemble plush velvet and make a very attractive specimen. The Nymagee Mine in central-western New South Wales produced 24,800 tons of copper from 1880 to 1917. Albert Chapman acquired this specimen through an exchange with the South Australian Museum.
Nymagee, New South Wales, Australia
4 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm
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