Malachite is a type of mineral that is usually found in oxidized copper deposits.
They are formed when copper minerals react with carbon dioxide and water.
They are often found in regions with large copper deposits, such as Africa, Australia, and Russia.
It has a Mohs hardness of 3.5-4, making it relatively soft and easy to carve.
It has been used for centuries as a decorative stone, due to its distinctive green color and attractive banding patterns.
In ancient Egypt, malachite was used to make jewelry, amulets, and cosmetics.
It is also used in some traditional medicines and as a pigment in paints.
It is soluble in acidic solutions and can be toxic if ingested or inhaled.
Due to their green color, they are often associated with the heart chakra and are believed to promote emotional healing and balance.
Malachite crystals are also believed to enhance intuition and spiritual awareness, making them useful in meditation practices.