A great Malachite Specimen displaying beautiful swirly patterns. Add this piece to your rock collection or place it on your desk to admire its beauty
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Chakras: Solar plexus, heart
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Scorpio
Wedding Anniversary: 13th year
Malachite Crystal Healing Properties
The energy of Malachite strengthens our ability to take action in the world. As such, it helps us to create and manifest form from our thoughts and ideas. Also, it can help us find the resolve to overcome difficulty and the integrity to stay true to our direction. Similarly, it is a powerful protection stone that reveals energetic and emotional boundaries and helps us to honour those boundaries in ourselves and others. Traditionally, it has been used to help in the treatment of torn muscles, swollen joints and arthritis. Similarly, in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed to treat kidney disorders. Lastly, this crystal is believed to help bring restful sleep by creating a sense of calm and peace.
History and Uses
The origins of the name Malachite may come from one of three Greek words. Firstly, mallow a type of herb, secondly, malhe meaning grass; either of these could refer to the green colour of the stone or thirdly, malakos meaning soft.
This green crystal was popular in the Ancient World. Egyptians mined it for copper ore and used it for jewellery as early as 4000BC. It is said that the Greeks and Romans powdered the stone to make eye shadow. Also, in the Middle Ages it was believed to protect against the evil eye and sorcery. Moreover, a large deposit in the Ural Mountains was mined by the Russian Czars to make ornaments and to line the walls of their palaces.
Malachite is the anniversary stone for the 13th year of marriage.
This crystal is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It can often form with Azurite and Chrysocolla. It is found in Zaire, Australia, Chile, South Africa and the USA.
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