Malachite is a naturally occurring gemstone that ranges in colour from light to dark green and has a monoclinic crystal structure. Cheminally, it is a minor ore of copper and is therefore not a form of quartz.
Malachite is a very popular crystal and is common among the crystal collections of people interested in energy work, healing, and "New Age" pursuits generally.
Malachite is sometimes associated with:
- the astrological signs of
- transformation and changing situations
- clearing and activating all chakras - especially the heart and the throat chakras
- goal achievement
- the number 9.
Malachite is a relatively common mineral that is found in a wide range of locations worldwide. Examples of locations in which malachite has been found include:
See also the main IvyRose Holistic section about Crystals & Gemstones.