Helen, one of our library volunteers, and her husband have been prospecting for years. She frequently brings in samples from their collection, which naturally I tend to squeal over.
Today she brought in a lump of malachite (polished) from Sth Australia.
[drool] I love malachite...
And a pic with ruler so you can see how big this sucker is! 15cm across!
I... I just wanted to pet it. (Well, more truthfully I wanted to nick it :)
I can't remember if I've scoffed at the Bic for Her pens here or not - I think I have - but anyway, Ellen Degeneres has a thing or two to say on the subject...