Malachite – David Ellis Crystals Encyclopedia
|Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.|
Malachite is an alkaline copper carbonate that is mainly found together with goethite, calcite and azurite. It is often formed from the weathering of copper ores and is normally connected with limestones that are based with copper deposits.
It also forms in caverns deep underground in large stalagmatic, fibrous or botryoidal masses where the means for chemical precipitation is provided by hydrothermal fluids and water tables.
All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Malachite crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.
|History – the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.|
Malachite was said to resemble the mallow plants by the Greeks who named the stone for that description. The name is aso derived from the Middle French, melochite, Middle English, melochites and the Latin; molochitis.
The stone has been documented at over 3000 years old by archeological evidence found of the mineral being mined and smelted for copper in the Timna Valley in Israel at that time.
It has since been widely used for pigment, ornamentation and in gemstones.
|Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.|
Malachite is transluscent to opaque with a subconchoidal to uneven fracture. The green banded stone has an adamtine to vitreous luster that appears silky if formed as fibrous or dull to earthy if massive. It is not a particularly hard mineral and measures 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.
Up until 1800, malachite was used in green paints as a mineral pigment until it was replaced by a synthetic form. . The noted malachite vase, the Tazza, was a gift from the Tzar Nicholas II and stands in the Linda Hall library, it is one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America.
|Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.|
|Malachite is normally associated from source with calcite, geothite and azurite however it is a unique secondary mineral.|
|Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.|
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.
Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.
The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Malachite crystals.
|Mental: Malachite is an aid in the promotion of the power of decision making and the use of the imagination.|
|Emotional: Malachite gives depth to life emotions. It also promotes an adventurous spirit and helps with sexual issues.|
|Physical: Malachite is a setoxifiaction stone that enhances the liver, nerves and brain. It is an aid to the alleviation of menstrual cramps, other cramps and rheumatism.|
Crystal Chart – Malachite
|Mineralogy:||Alakaline Copper Carbonate|
|Birthstone:||Malachite is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Capricorn.|
|Appearance:||Transluscent to opaque with a subconchoidal to uneven fracture. The green banded stone has an adamtine to vitreous luster that appears silky if formed as fibrous or dull to earthy if massive. Measures 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness|
|Aura:||Malachite gives amplification to the energies and draws out negative energies. It is a transformation stone that gives deep energy cleaning and promotes positivity.|
|Colour:||Malachite is a vibrant green banded colour..|
|Chakra:||Malachite is associated with the Heart Chakra and also the Third Eye and Throat Chakras and clears and activates in order to balance and stimulate.|
David Ellis Crystals – References and resources:
Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014
World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001
New Oxford American Dictionary