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This stone forms in the altered and oxidized regions of copper deposits, often with secondary minerals, including azurite. Its iconic rich green colour underlines its importance as a stone to the gemstone family. Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants.
History, mythology & legends
The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, sig-nifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft.In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the “Evil Eye” and to cure various stomach ailments. Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments and paneling for their castles, and intricate inlay work.
Traditional & emotional healing
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. Malachite protects and overcomes fears of flying. It helps with jet lag, encourages smooth business travel, and protects in travel on congested highways. Malachite is known for be-ing a stone of support as a protection against accidents and for stimulating clear thinking.