Malachite is a fun mineral to collect. Specimens can come in a wide range of green hues and crystal structures. Malachite from Morocco most commonly shows this fibrous texture, a must-have in any collection.
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that can often be found in botryoidal, fibrous, or stalactite formations. Its name is derived from the Greek words "molochites lithos", meaning mallow-green stone. This is because is its close resemblance to the green leaves of the mallow plant. Records show that Malachite has been mined for almost 4000 years where it was smelted to obtain copper. It is frequently associated with azurite, calcite, and quartz. Malachite, similar to many other minerals, was used to create a green pigment for a long time. It is also used for decorative purposes in home decor and jewelry.
Malachite is known as a stone for transformation. It assists in seeing the good around you while spotting negativity and toxic relationships.
Chemical Formula: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂
Location: Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
You will receive the perky box specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.