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Faux Malachite 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 malachite sushi platter.
I saw in a precious gem exhibit at the De Young Museum, here in San Francisco, this cup in the shape of a jumping carp, made some centuries back in China. Malachite when cut produces toxic dust, probably not good to drink tea out of. " In medieval times, malachite was thought to protect newborns, and talismans of stone were placed in cradles." Encyclopedia of Gemstones and Minerals, ISBN#1-56799-949-2. These sort of reference books are the claymate's best friend.