The stone’s name derives from Greek molochites lithos, “mallow-green stone”. The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant. Malachite was extensively mined at the Great Orme Mines in Britain 3,800 years ago, using stone and bone tools. Archaeological evidence indicates that mining activity ended in 600 BCE, with up to 1,760 tonnes of copper being produced from the mined Malachite. Since then, Malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone. Malachite is one of the few minerals that will not fade or discolour with prolonged sunlight exposure. Malachite is NOT water friendly.
Disclaimer: Metaphysical properties are not to replace medical advise or treatment and should be taken as entertainment purposes only. Malachite Azurite contains high amounts of copper. Limit exposure and wash after handling.
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