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Original Message:   I'd also guess natural
It looks like real rock to me.

The compressed block made with lapis and malachite rarely has an host rock as these do.

The piece sticking up out of the first picture is a little suspicious, only because it's a common practice to salt a specimen by gluing a crystal or a 2nd piece of stone to make it more interesting. If that were the case you might be able to see some glue around the base of the outcropping.

Pictures of salted specimens show up regularly in the The fakes and frauds section of Mindat.org

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