The opaque, green banded mineral malachite is a copper carbonate. Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is heavily associated with limestone formations.
The botryoidal texture forms when many nearby nuclei, specks of sand, dust, or other particles, are present.
Layers of malachite are deposited radially around the nuclei. As more malachite is deposited, the spheres grow larger and eventually overlap with those that are nearby.
Man this piece is so neat. It's botrodyial growth is topped with a druzy coat of crystals giving it a nice shimmer from every angle.
This is definitely a must have if you love malachite. This crystal structure is unique and uncommon.
Metaphysically, malachite is a stone of transformation and brings positive transformation again and again. Malachite also assists in making these transformation changes with a gentleness of the heart, easing the transition from one state to the other. As a stone of transformation, malachite helps with spiritual evolution. Meditation or intentional use of this stone in spiritual practices can bring along heightened and pervasive spiritual growth.
Weight: 440 grams