Malachite Slice -Beautiful PatternsMalachite Slice -Beautiful Patterns
When found in large pieces, the banded variety of Malachite makes a precious ornamental stone. Small ornamental objects, such as slices, boxes and animal figures, are carved out of this compact stone, and if properly polished, they can be valuable. Malachite is also used as a minor gemstone, and is cut into cabochons and fashioned into necklace beads. "Azure-malachite" is also used as gemstone and has the same gem applications as banded Malachite.