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A light to dark green carbonate mineral, Cu2CO3(OH)2, used as a source of copper and for ornamental stoneware.
[Middle English melochite,
from Latin molochìtes, from Greek molokhitis, from malakhê,
greenness: jade, emerald, malachite, beryl, aquamarine, olivine, peridot, chrysoprase, verd antique
green copper carbonate mineral
Cu2CO3(OH)2, found in crystal and, more commonly, massive form. It
is used as a GEM, a COPPER source, and, when ground, a pigment.
It occurs associated with other copper ores in the U.S., Chile, Russia,
Zimbabwe, Zaïre, and Australia.