Malachite D.50488 Click to enlarge image
Nymagee New South Wales Australia 4 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm Registered 1996 D.50488 Albert Chapman Collection Image: Stuart Humphreys
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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.

  • Origin

    Nymagee, New South Wales, Australia

  • Size

    4 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm

  • Date

    Registered 1996

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