Malachite may be the most well known mineral after quartz with its attractive green hues. It owes its color to copper, and has several natural formations. The botryoidal formation is the most common, known for its gently undulating surface with bands of contrasting color. This is the form that is most often polished. The fibrous masses and stalactites are also very beautiful but rare. The deep greens of malachite have cherished for centuries, it was used by the ancient Egyptians, ground into a powder for eye make up. The Greeks gave children talismans of malachite for protection. Malachite is known as a money stone, helping you to attract abundance. It is also known as the stone of transformation as it is an excellent stone to work with while making major life changes. It will assist one with the manifestation of ones dreams and desires. Malachite is a strong heart healer, holding you firmly, helping you work through depression and emotional trauma. Malachite also helps to diminish physical pain, just tape it to the afflicted area. Malachite is a soft stone, so treat it gently, as it can easily scratch or break if dropped. It absorbs negative energies well to, place on selenite to cleanse the stone, as water could damage it. Malachite should not be used in an elixir due to its high copper content. This beautiful healing stone should be a part of everyone's collection.
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