Malachite is a beautiful, brilliant green stone that is a secondary copper mineral. Malachite can take many forms but most often in forms in banded masses, crystalline clusters, or radiating fibers. The largest malachite deposits are found in Africa, Australia, and Russia, but many smaller deposits can be found in many places where copper is present.
Malachite is a wonderful protective stone. It is particularly good for children as it protects and aids in transitions. It has a long history of traditionally being attached to cribs and set in headboards of children. Malachite can promote willpower and determination, and helps overcome shyness. It is associated with the heart chakra. Malachite can help to alleviate mental blockages, assuage guilt, and allow for anxiety and resentment to be released. It is especially helpful when you are ready to let go of the past and move forward into your true authentic self. Malachite is a stone to assist you to let go of what no longer serves you, and allow for change to come swiftly and easily. It can help ease conflicts in all types of relationships including business. A helpful stone for fear of flying, it is a favorite for pilots and travelers.
Malachite is also very good at absorbing environmental pollutants and electromagnetic radiation. Stones can be placed on the body or elixirs can be used to treat asthma, arthritis, growths, tumors, and muscle pains. Malachite helps to boost the immune system and cleanse our cellular structure.