Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. Malachite has been used as a gemstone and sculptural material for thousands of years and is still popular today. Today it is most often cut into cabochons or beads for jewelry use. The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft.
Some people belives that Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution, and heals earth energies also it helps to protect against the “Evil Eye” and cure various stomach ailments.
Malachite is mostly found in Egypt, Israel, Russia, Congo, Australia, France, and Arizona.