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    Malachite Chip Beads

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    Malachite Natural Gemstone Chips 5x8mm (~160pce Strand) - 91cm /36'" Strand.

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    Malachite Natural Gemstone Chips 5x8mm (~160pce Strand) - 91cm /36'" Strand.

    Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite. The name is derived from the Greek "Molochitis" meaning "mallow green stone". Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800. Mining Malachite began as early as 4000 BC by the Ancient Egyptians.

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    Stone Type Natural
    Common gemstone enhancement and likelihood Oiling/Resin Infusion (Usually), Waxing/Oiling (Occasionally)
    Origin Russia, Austrailia, Africa, Chili
    Shape Chips
    Mohs scale ratings (hardness) 3.5 - 4
    Bead Care - Avoid the following... Abrasives, Chemicals, Heat, Soft material handle with care, Ultrasonic Cleaners