Malachite Beads & Malachite Pendants
Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, formed in fractures and spaces deep underground, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation. This mineral was given its name from its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant. It was mined extensively in Great Britain 3,800 years ago using stone and bone tools, allowing up to 1,760 tonnes of copper to be produced from smelting the mined malachite. Malachite is sometimes called the stone of life, representing both birth and death; Ancient Egyptians believed it would allow resurrection and that it also aided infertility. This stone activates the heart chakra and resonates strongly with the heart chakra. It can be used to promote balance, abundance, and draws emotions to the surface.