This is a beautiful, hand-made bowl that has been made of high grade botryoidal Malachite. The lapidary work is extremely well done, and shows the great, natural botryoidal patterns in the mineral. It will be a beautiful display specimen. Malachite is a basic copper carbonate (Cu2CO3(OH)2. It is known for its intense green color and the banded patterns that form rings in all shades of green. It is about 4 5/8 x 3 1/8, and stands about 1 nch high.