Malachite is a spectacular green mineral. People have been using it for decorations for centruies. I have yet to find flat slabs of polished malachite large enough for me to use in one of my tables. A couple of years ago I ran into a display of 24" round slabs of composite malachite from the Congo at a price that was challenging, but doable. I put it on a simple recylced base I had to get the accent table displayed here.
This table will take over any room its in, so its not for everyone. But If you are adventurous you should adapt a room to accomodate its essence.
The shipping costs are high because this table is heavy and bulky, but more importantly I don't have a shipping discount like the fellows selling tables made in China. If you want to avoid the shipping charges contact me and make arrangements for pickup or free delivery in the Denver/Boulder Colorado area.