Malachite Meaning and Healing Properties

Introduction to Malachite

Malachite is a secondary mineral in copper deposits, often co-existing with azurite. Single crystals of malachite are rare, usually in the form of cysts or radial blocks. Malachite contains about 60% copper and is a very useful copper ore. The main production areas are in Russia, Africa and Australia. The English name of malachite comes from a Greek plant of the mallow genus, maloche, whose leaves are as soft and dark green as malachite. Because of the striking eyeball-like concentric patterns, malachite is used to provide magical protection to evil eyes.

Mineral Properties

Chemical Formula: Cu2CO3(OH)2

Color: green with dark green or black concentric pattern

Luster: silk luster and earthy luster

Hardness: 3.5-4

Crystal System: monoclinic system

Identification and Maintenance of Malachite

  • Polished malachite blocks, slices, cysts or lumps are more common, and often associated with azurite. Malachite has light green stripes, which is one of the basis for distinguishing similar stones such as zinc malachite and false malachite.
  • Malachite is very soft and has many voids, so it is easy to absorb other powders or liquids, so it needs to be placed separately from other hard stones, salt and oil.

Malachite Crystal Meaning

  • Related to development and abundance

Malachite Healing Function

  • Relieve pain and assist recovery when exhausted
  • Locate and correct emotional disorders
  • Promote the development of new ideas
  • Encourage and strengthen yourself in difficult circumstances
  • Absorb pollutants in the environment

How to Use Malachite Crystal

  • Put two or three drops of gem essence on each hand or grab a piece of malachite to offset the effects of prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
  • Grabbing a piece of malachite over the painful part of the body can effectively absorb the imbalance in the body and purify it.

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Similar Gems

  • The lines of serpentine are not so regular, and the color is more yellowish green.
  • Chrysocolla is more bright green and has no regular stripes.
  • Zinc malachite forms a blue or green grape-like hard crust, but its stripes are light.

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