Malachite in Gem Silica ("The Greenhouse Effect")
Vere Follett Collection
Inspiration Mine, Globe County, Arizona
How can a stone with this much green and cool blue give such an effect of heat, of suspended steam and tropical splendour? Oh, come and walk with me through standing trees, the layered leaves, smelling sweetly of unpicked herbs and hidden berries! Toward the left, the herbage crawls up the wall and into the invisible sun.