Malachite: Stone for Transformation

Malachite: Stone for Transformation


Stone for Transformation

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the mesmerizing Malachite.

Malachite is a copper bearing mineral known for its bright green color. Individual crystals are rare while large clusters are a little more frequent. Many old reports and books have commented on malachite’s historical use as a material for lapidary and other products of fine craftsmanship.  Many gifts from Russian royalty were made from malachite. Malachite had been used in Russia since the 1700s and much of Russia’s prestigious architecture has malachite. St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the famous “Malachite Room” in St. Petersburg are just a couple of examples. Malachite was a material used by Egyptians in cosmetics, especially eye paint. 

Scientific Information 

Hardness: 3-4

Lustre: Adamantine, Vitreous, Silky, Dull, Earthy

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Etymology: Derived from Latin Malachitus which is derived from Greek Malachi, meaning “mallow”, in reference to the color of the plant’s leaves.

Location: Global                                                      


Metaphysical Properties

This majestic stone captivates all with its hypnotic beauty and unique power. It instills feelings of hope and encourages positive change. Malachite has been noted for empowering people with confidence, making it a prime choice for people who speak in public.

  • Stone for Choice
  • Stone for Hope
  • Stone for Self-Expression
  • Stone for Confidence 

The Wrap Up

Malachite has seen use in jewelry and art for thousands of years and it will most definitely continue to see more. Many cannot resist the captivating qualities of this stone.

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Anfinset, Nils. Metal, Nomads and Culture Contact: The Middle East and North Africa. United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, 2016.

Bublikova, T. M., et al. "Features of the Internal Structure of a Synthetic Malachite." Moscow University Geology Bulletin 74.1 (2019): 73-80.

Brauns, Reinhard. The Mineral Kingdom. United Kingdom, Lippincott, 1912.

Imperial Palaces of Russia. United Kingdom, Tauris Parke Books, 1992.


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