Malachite is a common copper carbonate hydroxide mineral and is found all over the world. Malachite often grows with other copper minerals like Azurite, Bornite, Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Copper, Cuprite, and other iron oxides. Malachite was mined in ancient Egypt and Isreal up to 4,000 years ago. Malachite generally forms as crystalline aggregates or crusts with gorgeous banding like Agates. It's generally found as stalactites and botryoidal coatings on the surfaces of underground cavities, similar to the deposits of calcite found in caves. Malachite also forms as a pseudomorph after Azurite crystal forms, typically in a tabular formation. Malachite was named in antiquity (Pliny the Elder, 79 CE) molochitus after the Greek word “μαλαχή” meaning "mallows" after the green color of leaves.
Malachite has been used as a pigment, in jewelry and home decor for thousands of years. Malachite pigment was used in the paintings of Egyptian tombs and in paintings produced throughout Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. Malachite increases money when stored with money. Malachite resembling eyes can be used to ward off the evil eye.
Malachite is one of the most powerful stones for transformation, abundance and protection. Malachite has a powerful attractive energy that helps you align with the frequency of what you would like to attract. Malachite is a great stone to keep in your energy field (either wear in jewelry or keep in your home) because it absorbs negative energy and transmutes it. Resonating with feminine energy, Malachite is incredible for healing ailments in the female reproductive system. Malachite opens your heart to receive healing and abundance during gratitude rituals.