The Mineral Garden
This listing is for (1) malachite tumble, which will be intuitively selected. Choose your size from the options as these are priced by weight. As these are natural tumbled stone, they may differ in size and appearance from those pictured.
Locality : Democratic republic of Congo
Size Approx : 1" - 2" (4g-20g)
- Common Localities: Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Zambia, Namibia, Russia, Australia, Israel, United States (Arizona)
- Composition: Copper Carbonate Hydroxide (Cu2CO3(OH)2)
Malachite is a popular mineral with its beautiful green color and characteristic banding patterns. It is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral and is often found in association with other copper minerals. The stone has been highly valued throughout history for its use as a pigment and for ornamental purposes. Malachite was often used in ancient Egypt to make jewelry and as a green pigment for wall paintings. It was also highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it for jewelry and decorative objects.
Malachite is found in several locations around the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Zambia, Namibia, Russia, Australia, Israel, and the United States (Arizona). The highest quality and most significant deposits of Malachite are found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the copper mineralization is among the world's richest. The Malachite from Congo is highly valued by collectors and jewelry makers alike for its vibrant green color and characteristic banding patterns.
Malachite is a popular choice for those who seek to benefit from its metaphysical properties, such as its ability to promote emotional healing and transformation. It is also believed to have a grounding and protective effect, making it a popular stone for meditation and spiritual practices.