Malachite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Malachite Last updated : January 23, 2020 9:42 PM

One can find the pure flow of vibrant and powerful energy in this lush and bright green gemstone known as Malachite. The beautiful striations and the intense green color of Malachite make this stone easier to distinguish from the other gemstones.

Malachite is a very popular gemstone and is generally found together with blue Azurite. Sometimes both the stones may occur banded and mixed together, which is popularly known as Azurite-Malachite in the trade world.

Malachite is a great stone and contains a number of attributes that makes it a fantastic stone to be used because of its metaphysical and healing purposes.  It is regarded as a protective stone, and an agent that can absorb all the negativities and pollutants from the environment.

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Where is Malachite found?

There are quite a lot of places where this lush greenstone is found all around the world. It is found in several countries including Zaire, South Africa, Romania, Russia, the Congo, Chile, Australia and the USA.

Healing Properties

The beneficial properties that Malachite holds are:

  • Physical Healer

Malachite is an effective remedy for female-prone problems, like menstrual pain and cramping, labour pain, sexual diseases, traumatic past experiences, etc. It has been called the Midwife Stone.

Malachite is believed to alleviate cold sweats, trembling, malaria, and Parkinson's disease, asthma, intestinal trouble and rheumatic pain. It is a diuretic stone and hence can also prove to be helpful in treating kidney and gallstones. It has also been proved effective in fighting osteoarthritis, particularly in the spinal column, and strengthening memory, especially of those who have short-term memory loss.

Malachite stone is also considered as a treatment for lowering blood pressure, treating epilepsy, curing travel illness and dizziness, and healing fractures, swollen joints, frayed muscles, tumours, and broken bones. It improves the immunity level and stimulates the liver to go the toxicities.

  • Emotional Healer

Being a stone of transformation, Malachite encourages risk-taking and accepting changes. Malachite Silver Jewelry makes the wearer understand what is blocking his spiritual growth, and how to tackle it. It stimulates in the wearer the expression of feeling, responsibilities, thoughts and actions by reducing shyness. It upholds compassion and friendship for other human beings.

Malachite helps to combat depression and nervousness. It averts emotional blackmail and heals emotional abuse especially when it is suffered in childhood. Malachite is also held responsible for healthy relationships based on love. It circumvents from the wearer the feeling of being selfish and self-centred.

  • Heals and balances Chakra

With its untainted energy of green color, Malachite is mainly dedicated to the Heart Chakra. The heart chakra is responsible for a human beings connection with the outside world, what he accepts and what he rejects. It gives the wearer the ability to stand on own in this world. When the Heart chakra gets polluted because of any reason, one may feel dominance in the relationships, which results in taking out petite faults in the others.

Green crystal energy is used to unblock the obstructions and to rebalance and revive the heart chakra. It helps the wearer in understanding his own needs and sentiments evidently.

Malachite is cooperative in clearing and activating the other chakras as well. It turns on the psychic vision and visualization. When Malachite is placed on the solar plexus chakra, it eases the profound emotional healing, discharging negative incidents and previous pains. 

  • Different shades provide different benefits

Malachite is full of its green and pure influencing rays and has also become famous by the name of “growth crystal’. Malachite has been considered as a powerful channel of the life force on the Earth. It is a nurturing stone, which is believed in helping relations and new businesses to flourish.

Being a Green talisman, Malachites are wonderful for keeping the project on schedule, a venture of course, and the life on the right track. The Malachites which are light in color promotes spiritual growth, and the Malachites of darker hue enhance physical growth and stability.


Malachite Facts

Some facts about Malachite

  • Malachite honours the Egyptian Goddess Hathor who is related to Joy and Fertility.
  • Malachite, in olden times, was considered to be a lucky charm for children. If a piece of this stone was kept somewhere near the infant cradle, it was believed that all evil and wicked spirits will be far away from the child, and will let him sleep peacefully and soundly.
  • Malachite is considered as Feng Shui amulet, which when placed in the East and Southeast areas of a home or room will bring prosperity and health to the house.
  • The pharaohs used to line the inside of their headgears with Malachite, believing that it will help them rule prudently.
  • In Switzerland and in quite a lot of villages of Savoie in the French Alps, the crosses made of Malachite are thought to fetch good fortune to the women who are expecting. It is considered a matter of proud for the mothers of large families to flaunt their assortment of Malachite crosses.


Another variety of Malachite

There is one other very astounding variety of Malachite and that is the Malachite in Chrysocolla. These are natural pieces of Malachite in combination with Chrysocolla as they are formed together. They are refined in their "free form" shapes and it is unbelievable to see these naturally beautiful patterns. This combination stone contains the properties of both Chrysocolla and Malachite.

When the properties of both the stones are in one piece of stone, then it becomes more effective and powerful. Chrysocolla and Malachite both helps in healing the chakras and connecting it with the divine. They help the body and mind in releasing negative thoughts and energies out of the body and bring peace and composure. The power of both the stones unblocks the emotional obstructions.

The Chrysocolla and Malachite encompass layered deposits of prosperous green malachite and turquoise-blue Chrysocolla. Such combination pieces have pleasant color variations, formations and depths.

Metaphysical Properties

The name Malachite has been derived from the Greek word “Malakee”, or “Malache”, indicative of the identicalness of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word “Malakos”, meaning supple and soft. Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral where this opaque and green banded mineral crystallises and forms botryoidal, stringy, or stalagmite masses in the fractures and the spaces.

This amazing opaque green stone has the hardness in between 3.5-4 on the Moh’s scale. When these stones are cut and polished, they exhibit a silky lustre that has made this stone a popular pick in the world of ornaments and jewellery as well.

Malachite at a Glance

Cleavage Perfect, in one direction, Good, in one direction
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Massive, botryoidal, stalactitic, crystals are acicular to tabular prismatic
Streak Light green
Refractive Index Over the Limit 1.655-1.909
Diaphaneity Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 3.5–4.0
Sources Zaire, South Africa, Romania, Russia, Congo, Chile, Australia and USA
Chemical formula Cu2CO3(OH)2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Vivid, Bluish Green To Green, Usually Banded In Two Shades Of Green
Chakra Healing Solar plexus chakra, Heart chakra
Birthstone January
Zodiac Capricorn

Malachite Color

Malachite is largely found in flourishing and leafy green color only, but there are various other shades from the family of green, which have given Malachite their tint and beauty. The color of this stone can range from light green to normal green to dark green with aesthetic bands and striations.

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I was in a search of an apt gemstone that may be used as a Feng Shui element. After reading an informative article above my search has come to an end. I have got a suitable charm. Thanks Jewelexi.
Reply on 7/11/14
This gemstone is good for infant as it dispels away all the evil spirits and negative vibes and he will experience sound and peaceful sleep. I want to try it for my kid. Should I go for it? Please suggest.
Reply on 1/12/14
yes you may try it for your child..but you should also take an advice from your astrologer so that minute confusion should not be there...
Reply on 13/4/15
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Reply on 22/5/15
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Reply on 16/6/15
Malachite gemstone comes in various shades. Which one should i try? Can any one suggest me. My astrologer has recommended me this gemstone.
Reply on 27/6/15
I would like to share one useful thing about Malachite stone that it absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.
Reply on 1/7/15
Lepidolite aids in overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependency, supporting in the release of addictions and complaints of all kinds, including anorexia.
Reply on 1/7/15
I like the way you tells us about the properties of every particular stone and then offering jewelry. Nice!!
Reply on 25/6/19
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Reply on 23/8/19
I like the way you present the information about every possible stone. Thanks gemexi for sharing!!
Reply on 8/10/19
I saw the video you have added to your page about the healing benefits of malachite gemstone...I really enjoying watching it...Thank you gemexi.
Reply on 29/11/19

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