Keywords: Enlightened leadership, Creativity, Confidence, Protection, A healed heart
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th)
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Most Malachite seen on the market is cut from botryoidal masses with fibrous banding of lighter and darker shades of vivid green. Malachite may occur, rarely, in crystals are usually long prismatic to needle-shaped. It can also take stalactitic form or occur as a crust. Its name may be derived from the Greel word for its color, malache (mallow), or because of its low hardness, from the Greek malakos (soft). Malachite sometimes occurs intergrown with Azurite, forming Malachite-Azurite, or with Chrysocolla, forming Malachite-Chrysocolla. The now-rare Eliat stone from Israel is a combination of Malachite, Chrysocolla and Turquoise.