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  • Seymour Sullivan posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 2 months ago

    Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral which was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal. It has been used as a gemstone and sculptural material for thousands of years, and is still popular today.

    Some of the first malachite deposits to be exploited were located in Egypt and Israel. Over 4000 years ago, they were mined and used to produce copper. Material from these deposits was also used to produce gemstones, sculptures, and pigments.

    The Winter Palace (now the Museum in St. Petersburg Russia) has a Malachite room. Vase from that room below.

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