Crystal System: Monoclinic crystal system
Chemical Formula: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂ Copper carbonate hydroxide
Hardness (Mohs): 3.5-4
Specific Gravity: 3.6-4
Refractive Index: 1.65-1.91
Origin of this Lapis: Africa.
Malachite is found in Russia, Zaire, Australia, Namibia, South Africa, Germany, Romania, Chile, Mexico and the U.S. In the U.S., localities include Juab County Utah, Morenci, Greenlee, Globe, Gila, Ajo and Pima counties, Arizona; Grant and Socorro counties in New Mexico.
Malachite is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. Malachite absorbs energy and draws emotions to the surface. It clears and activates all chakras and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the heart and throat chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.