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How rare is malachite compared to red garnet?

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Ok, doing research for something and would like to know this for comparisons.
asked Jan 14 by nunya (140 points)

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Malachite is a copper carbonate and is mostly available from Zaire, Africa.  Easily obtained.  Heavy.  Priced by weight and intricacy of the carved objects.

Red Garnet is found in many more regions of the world, is a much harder stone and readily available.  Garnet has many more industrial uses such as the grit on sandpaper.
answered Jan 23 by Pink Dino, Maine

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