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About Malachite :

Where Malachite is Found : Color of Malachite :
Malachite can be found in Australia, England, France, Namibia, South Africa, the United States, Russia, Zaire, and Zimbabwe. Malachite is deep green with black banding.
Birthstone : Anniversary :
Malachite is not considered a birthstone. Malachite is the anniversary gemstone for the 13th year of marriage.

History of Malachite :
The word "malachite" comes from the Greek word "malakos" which means soft. Egyptians began the mining of this gemstone around 4000 BC. Once believed to ward off danger, illness, and black magic, malachite was attached to the cradles of infants and made into amulets for children by ancient Greeks.

Spiritual and Physical Beliefs About Malachite :
Some spiritualists consider malachite to be a stone of transformation which will bring harmony into your life, give knowledge and patience, and release painful emotions. Some also believe malachite can bring about spiritual evolution by removing mental blocks which hinder spiritual growth. Malachite is thought by some to promote friendship, fidelity in love, and loyalty in business. Some people consider malachite to be a stone of good fortune which will bring prosperity and material abundance.

In addition, some still consider malachite to be a protective stone good not only for protecting children, but also for protection during pregnancy and childbirth, protection from evil, protection during flying and other travel, and general protection. Some feel malachite will help clear the path to reach desired goals, enhance emotional stability, and counteract any self-destructive romantic tendencies while encouraging true love. Some people think that this gemstone will bring patience, tolerance, flexibility, harmony, and balance. It is also believed by some to raise the wearer's spirits and aid with insecurity, confusion, and lack of purpose.

Physically, some spiritualists believe malachite can improve eyesight as well as bring relief for pain, asthma, tumors, broken bones, torn muscles, toothaches, and even relieve pain during childbirth. Some feel this gemstone can enhance the immune system and decrease the wearer's susceptibility to radiation illnesses. Some think the copper in malachite is helpful for treating arthritis, swollen joints, and menstrual pain.