Malachite is a green stone copper carbonate hydroxide mineral.

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Malachite meaning

A copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. With the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. This opaque, green banded mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system. And most often forms botryoidal.

Also fibrous, or stalagmitic masses. In fractures and spaces, deep underground. Where the water table and also hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation. Individual crystals are rare. It do occurs as slender to acicular prisms. Pseudomorphs also occur after more tabular. Or blocky azurite crystals have formed.


The oldest malachite stone mines are at Great Orme in Great Britain. 3,800 years ago. Using stone and bone tools. Acheological evidence indicates that mining activity ended around 600 B.C.E. Up to 1,760 tonnes of copper was produce.

Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted. In order to obtain copper at Timna Valley in Israel. For over 3,000 years. Since then, The stone has been used as both an ornamental stone. And also as a gemstone.

In ancient Egypt, the colour green was associated with death. And the power of resurrection as well as new life and fertility. They believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise. It resembled their lives but with no pain or suffering. And referred to this place as the ‘Field of Malachite’.

Malachite gemological properties

The stone often results from the weathering of copper ores. And we often found it together with azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2). Also goethite, and calcite. Except for its vibrant green color. The properties are similar to those of azurite.

And also aggregates of the two minerals occur frequently. We often found azurite in copper deposits around limestones. A source of the carbonate.

Mines location

We found large quantities of stones in the Urals, Russia. Ural malachite is not mine anymore. But G.N Vertushkova reports the possible discovery of new deposits in the Urals. We can found it worldwide. Including in Congo.

Also Gabon, Zambia, Tsumeb, Namibia, Mexico. Also Broken Hill, New South Wales, Lyon, France, Timna Valley, Israel. And finally in the Southwestern United States. Most notably in Arizona.

Malachite green crystal meaning and properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

The green crystal absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.

The rock clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love.


What is the spiritual meaning of malachite?

Malachite green crystal meaning and properties. A stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, it is often called the stone of transformation and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.

Is malachite toxic to humans?

There is no problem at all to wear it. But obviously you shouldn’t eat it as any kind of other stone. Whether it is inhaled, ingested, or contacted by exposed skin, the effect can be injurious to your health. Its dust is quite toxic (45% to 70% CuO), and should not be breathed, ingested, or left on skin surfaces.

Can you wear malachite everyday?

Any type of sealed stone is powerful used on a day to day basis, and it is helpful to keep a piece on your body. If you are unsure of why you wish to use this stone, and have simply been drawn to it, possibly the best place to wear it is at the heart chakra.

Where should I put malachite in my house?

The stoner should be kept on the eastern side of your home to boost health and family joy and placed in the south east corner of the house for prosperity. As a gemstone of change you could keep Malachite in any area in which you are taking on a new project or which has been converted recently.

What’s malachite good for?

An important protection stone. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. The gemstone clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.

Is malachite good luck?

It is a stone of good fortune, prosperity and abundance too. This is a facet of transforming a physical or mental state of lack into abundance. It can also assist this by bringing productive and lucrative work or career into play. This can bring great self-confidence and success.

How do you handle malachite?

The stone can only hurt you if it is ingested. Consequently the best advice is simply to wash hands after handling dusty specimens, the same advice you’d give someone with garden soil on their hands, or the dust from the vacuum cleaner bag, or after disposing of the cat’s litter box.

Which chakra is malachite good for?

Heart Chakra healing and balancing energy. With its pure energy rays of green, It is dedicated to the Heart Chakra.

How can you tell if malachite is real?

Genuine stone is very cold, very heavy and feels hard. The striped patterns are called banding. Genuine malachite is not uniform in its patterns and colors. You’ll find circles, speckles and thin to thick parts in the patterns, and dark to light-green hues.

Is malachite a lucky stone?

The gemstone may be the luckiest gemstone on Earth, but it also has a plethora of other powers: Malachite is a healer of deep-seated trauma. It encourages you to face the past that’s still haunting and inhibiting your present. A Heart Chakra stone.

How do you cleanse and charge malachite?

As the rock does absorb negative energy, especially in healing works, it may become weak or damaged if not cleansed often enough. Cleanse and recharge a stone by placing it on a crystal quartz cluster or in a geode. Some suggest placing it in the sun, some suggest recharging in the earth.

Why is malachite so expensive?

The stone has special rings that are referred to as the peacock’s eye. The value a particular piece of stone holds is contingent upon many factors including how many rings it has and how visible they are. The larger the piece of gemstone, the higher its value because the more rings will be visible.  Malachite bracelets, necklaces and pendants are the most common type of jewelry.

Can you wear malachite in the shower?

Some stones are more delicate than others, and even though pure water shouldn’t hurt any gemstone, the chemicals in shower products can. This mineral don’t like chemicals. It wouldn’t mind taking a bath with you. You can clean your stone by giving it a rub-down with a damp cloth every few months.

Where are green malachite crystal found?

The stone occurs worldwide including Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, Australia, and with the largest mine in the Urals region, Russia.

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