MALACHITE

The malachite on this page is from the copper deposits of Democratic Republic of Congo. Here you will find it in association with chrysocolla or azurite.  Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with a monoclinic crystal system. It is commonly a mid to dark green. Malachite is a secondary mineral and found in oxidised copper deposits, frequently with chrysocolla and azurite, and also with other copper minerals. Its habit is botryoidal or fibrous, and occasionally prismatic needle like. It sometimes grows in stalactitic formation. Its name is believed to derive from the Greek 'moloche' meaning 'mallow'. Each piece is unique with its own characteristics and features. Malachite is ideal for therapists, healers, and all crystal lovers and collectors.