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Saturday, April 18, 2015



Malachite is a green mineral that has been known since ancient times. In ancient times malachite was used as an ornamental and gem stone and was used in making green paint. It has been mined in the Timna Valley in Israel for 3,000 years. Malachite is also mined in many parts of the world. Some of the largest deposits are in Russia. In the USA, it is mined in Arizona. There are also deposits in Africa, France, and Britain.
The malachite ring pictured above can be found at Metal Jewelry Shaper

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