Malachite can be found all over the world, and is abundant in Zaire, Russia, Germany, France, USA and Australia. It can be found in a variety of shades of green, from bright to very dark and almost black. This is a carved, polished, lidded box is from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Australian Museum Shop sources all the fossils, minerals and gemstones that we sell from reputable Australian wholesalers, whose local and international supply chains are the most sustainable and ethically credible in the world.
45x35x20mm, 85g approx