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Ancient Egyptians carved many items out of calcite,relating it to their goddess Bast.
Many other cultures have used the material for similar carved objects and applications.
Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral.
The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant.
Malachite was used fron antiquity for decorative purposes, such as in the Malachite Room in the Hermitage Museum,
which features a huge malachite vase, the Malachite Room in Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City.