This fibrous malachite is from the Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Katanga Copper Crescent encompasses a vast mineral rich area containing 209 different minerals. Local people work the mines for mineral specimens like this malachite. It is a carbonate containing the elements Cu, C, O and H. It is a secondary mineral found in oxidized and weathered zones of copper ore deposits. This specimen consists entirely of fibrous malachite with crystals exposed on all sides. It can be displayed from all angles. It measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches or 88 x 57 x 45 mm.