From: L'Etoile du Congo Mine, CongoSize: 3.1 x 3.5 x 13.4cmWeight: 278g
You know you thought it the second you saw it... it's a fabulous malachite stalactite mineral specimen which... well... just happens to look like a big green turd. Obviously this specimen has some "unique" physical characteristics, but beyond that this is a superb example of a malachite stalactite from the Congo. The front side is immaculate with no damage or repairs, and the surface has a nice glittery sheen. The back side does have some natural contact damage, but it really doesn't affect the aesthetics of the piece. Most malachite stalactites make nice specimens, but this one is more than that - it's a conversation piece as you can imagine. It comes mounted on a custom made selenite base.