Malachite

Malachite

Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral its chemical formula is

Cu
2
(CO
3
)(OH)
2

Malachite has a monoclinic crystal system.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Malachite

Lustre: Adamantine, Vitreous, Silky, Dull, Earthy
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Bright green, with crystals deeper shades of green, even vary dark to nearly black; green to yellowish green in transmitted light.
Streak: Light green
Hardness (Mohs): 3½ - 4
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect on {201}, fair on {010}.
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal, Fibrous
Density (measured): 3.6 - 4.05 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 4 g/cm3

 * Physical properties of Malachite was provided by mindat*

Energetic Properties of Malachite

Key Words: Enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence, protection, a healed heart
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd chakra), Heart (4th chakra)
Physical: Increases vitality; supports tissue repair and recovery from illness; recommended for inflammation, arthritis, digestion, detoxification
Emotional: Aidsin building self-confidence and emotional clarity
Spiritual: Facilitates psychic protection, manifestation; enhances will forces

* Energetic Properties of Malachite was provided by Book of Stones*

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