Beautiful piece of polished free form malachite. Deep, rich green with the typical malachite patterns.
Malachite is the stone of "safeguard". It protects all travellers including those on astral or metaphysical paths. A good talisman stone for protection of children. Some say this stone has the ability to warn of imminent danger. Associated with the heart chakra and helps to balance emotions. To be cleansed regularly.
The name Malachite derives from Greek Molochitis lithos, meaning mellow green stone. The mineral has been mined for copper for over 3000 years . Until the 1800's malachite had been used as a pigment for green paints. It is a commonly carved stone for figurines and jewellery.
Very commonly found with azurite.
Category: Carbonate mineral
Crystal sysytem: Monoclinic
Hardness on Mohs scale: 3.5 - 4
Occurance: Urals, Russia, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Mexico, Australia
France, Israel, Usa