Cat's Eye Malachite from Shilu Mine, China

Cat's Eye Malachite from Shilu Mine, China

Dimension: 3.6cm x 3.5cm x 1.4cm

Weight: 18g / 90 carat

Locality: Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang, Guangdong, China


An eye-catching Malachite specimen from Shilu Mine of China.  It is extremely chatoyant that have an incredible cat's eye appearance on each crystal and has a velvety, silky texture.  While it looks great in the photos, it's even more spectacular in person as it shows cat's eyes when moving lighting while viewing.


Malachite of this kind is being called "The Cat's Eye Malachite" by the local Chinese.  The crystals in the center are a dark green color while the outer crystals are a brighter shade of green.  In superb condition, this is a small but very attractive and aesthetic piece!