Malachite is a green-copper carbonate. It displays a typical botryodal habit, which resembles a bunch of grapes. When cut through and polished, it shows a series of attractive light and dark green concentric growth rings that run parallel to the outside of the surface.

Chemical composition CuC03(OH)2
Color Rich, Deep Grass Green
Lustre Semi-opaque
Hardness 4
Crystal system Monoclinic
Origin Zaire, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Chile, US and Australia
Healing properties*

Malachite is a power stone for intense inner transformation and soul catharsis.

Medieval lapidaries used malachite for curing cramps, seizures and for easing childbirth.