Cat's Eye Malachite from Shilu Mine, China
Dimension: 4.1cm x 3.3cm x 2.5cm
Locality: Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang, Guangdong, China
A spherical shaped Malachite Stalactite specimen from the Shilu Mine of China. It is extremely chatoyant that have an incredible cat's eye appearance showing on the botryoidal terminations 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 called "The Cat's Eye Malachite" by the local Chinese. The crystals has a uniform emerald-green color and is very sparkly and shinny. In excellent condition and remarkably good shape, this is a very attractive and aesthetic piece of art!