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From : Tandika Star 93:9600/5 Wed 10 Mar 93 20:41
Subj : Malachite
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Malachite is a basic copper carbonate. It's chemistry is
Cu2CO3(OH)2. It ranges in color from emerald green thru grass green to shades of
silky pale green. The streak is light green. It's hardness is 3-1/2 to 4.
Crystals are rare. Most gem specimens display distinctive concentric
colorbanding; (alternating dark green and light green bands.)
ENVIRONMENT: Malachite is a secondary copper mineral and develops in the zone of
alteration in massive, lode, and disseminated hydrothermal replacement deposits.
Associated minerals are azurite, limonite, and chalcopyrite.
OCCURENCE: The copper mines at Bisbee, Chochise Co., Arizona, are famous for
their fine specimens of massive malachite and pseudomorphs of malachite after
azurite. Mines at Morenci in Greenlee Co., and at Globe in Gila Co., Arizona,
have yielded beautiful malachite specimens, of which some consist of alternating
layers of green malachite and blue azurite. Fine malachite has also come from
copper mines in California, Nevada, Utah, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
NAME: The name is from the Greek [moloche], "mallow," an illusion to the
mineral's leaf-green color. Malachite is used as an ore of copper and as a
LEGEND and LORE: It is said that if malachite is worn, it will break into pieces
to warn the wearer of danger.
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Used to direct power towards magical goals. Protective,
especially towards children. According to Cunningham, "Small pieces of malachite
placed in each corner of a business building or a small piece placed in the cash
register draws customers. Worn during business meetings or trade shows, it
increases your ability to obtain good deals and sales. It is the salesperson's
HEALING: If the malachite is of the blue-green variety, it can be associated
with the Sacral Center, or Splenic Chakra (Svadisthana). Here, it's energy
branches to the left, to the spleen. (It is intended in this position for those
who are celebate.) In addition, if it is grass-green, it can be used at the
Lumbar/Solar Plexis Center. "When the malachite is placed at the solar plexus
and a piece of green jade is placed at the heart center and a double-terminated
quartz crystal is placed between them, people may remember events that have been
blocked for years. They may cry or scream. As these buried emotions are brought
to the surface and released, a great weight is lifted and they soon feel
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I am very careful about using Malachite. It has been my
experience that the emotions that it releases can be very powerful, to the point
of overwhelming some people. On the other hand, if the individual is ready to
deal with them (in a "growth" period) it may work out just fine. You could
"balance" the emotional content with a pink stone (such as rose quartz) to cut
down some on the intensity.
A few years ago, I broke my arm. To do so, I damaged the muscles and nerves in
my wrist. I was in a lot of pain, and was searching for what I could do to help
the situation. During a journey, I saw malachite, so I found a malachite heart
which I held in the palm of the broken arm while meditating. I got a lot of
relief from it. Now, if the wrist acts up, I use the heart, taped over the wrist
area when I go to bed at night. It seems to help quite a bit. I now recommend
malachite for nerve/muscle damage with some success. (4)
1. Scientific, Environment, Occurance and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
"The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
2. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic", by Scott Cunningham.
3. Some of the healing information may come from "Color and Crystals, A Journey
Through the Chakras" by Joy Gardner.
4. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and notebooks,
by Tandika Star.
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