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About Malachite

Malachite is a copper hydroxyl silicate. It is actually the green rust that forms on copper. It is closely associated with the mineral azurite. Large deposits have been found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and also in Zaire.

When discussing gemstone symbolism and the ancient world, remember one important fact. No matter how powerful the finished stone’s reputed mystical properties, the gem was obtained through trade. And the gem that protected merchants was malachite.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 3.5-4
Malachite is a copper hydroxyl silicate. It is actually the green rust that forms on copper. It is closely associated with the mineral azurite . Large deposits have been found in the Ural... read more »
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About Malachite

Malachite is a copper hydroxyl silicate. It is actually the green rust that forms on copper. It is closely associated with the mineral azurite. Large deposits have been found in the Ural Mountains of Russia and also in Zaire.

When discussing gemstone symbolism and the ancient world, remember one important fact. No matter how powerful the finished stone’s reputed mystical properties, the gem was obtained through trade. And the gem that protected merchants was malachite.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 3.5-4
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