Malachite is a Copper Carbonate Hydroxide: Cu2CO3(OH)2
Malachite was extensively mined at the Great Orme mines in Britain 3,800 years ago using stone and bone tools.
It was also mined and smelted to obtain copper in Israel for over 3,000 years.
In ancient Egypt, the color green (wadj) was associated with death and the power of resurrection as well as new life and fertility.
Ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise that resembled their lives but with no pain or suffering, and referred to this place as the ‘Field of Malachite’.
A banded green Copper mineral long used for decoration and jewelry.
Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and the body. It guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.
Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.
It opens the heart to unconditional love.
It encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings.
Malachite helps balances mood swings and heals cramps. It facilitates labor, alleviates menstrual disorders such as PMT and period pains, as well as menopause.
Malachite is said to be useful in the treatment of cancer, rheumatism, asthma, toothache and to help improve eyesight, arthritis, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumors, the optic nerve, pancreas, spleen, and the parathyroid.