Tuesday, April 26, 2011

About Stones: Malachite

Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Scorpio

Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart, Sacral

Lore: Malachite was a woman’s mineral dedicated in numerous cultures to the goddess. It can help create an unobstructed path towards personal goals.

Geology: Malachite is a carbonate formed through a secondary process in the oxidation zone of copper ore deposits. It often occurs in botryoidal masses with a fibrous, banded structure that shows concentric internal banding when cut and polished. Avoid acids, ammonia, and salt water when wearing malachite jewelry.

Localities: Zaire, Chile, USSR, Arizona