amethyst  aquamarine  aventurine
azurite  bloodstone  Blue Sapphire
Blue Tourmaline  Carnelian  Citrine
Emerald  Green Tourmaline  Lace Agate
Lapis  Malachite  Onyx
Pink Tourmaline  Rainbow Moonstone  Rhodochrosite
Rose Qaurtz  Ruby  Sodalite
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Aventurine Malachite
A mineral, the green carbonate of copper occurs in crystal and more commonly in mass forms. When heated malachite will yield the copper trapped inside and has been used as a guide to copper mines by prospectors for many hundreds of years. A close relative to azurite, another copper carbonate, the two are often found growing side by side, or even woven around and growing out of one another.

A Little History:
Malachite takes its name from Greek word malakos meaning soft. Another theory exists that its name may have come from Greek malhe, which means grass. The Romans and Egyptians used this as an ornamental stone and as an ingredient in pigments and cosmetics. As it was discovered that metals could be drawn from minerals malachite became an important source of copper, this is due to the ease of extraction with this particular ore. In The Renaissance malachite was used as a pigment for paints and dyes. It is believed that many of the greens found in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel were painted with malachite based paint.

Healing & Metaphysical Properties:
Just by looking at malachite’s swirls, rings and gentle gradations it is obvious that it is a stone of transformation. This being the case malachite will help get a person through tough transitional periods in their life. This is the perfect stone to have when starting a new job, moving to a new place, or just to help along the way as you improve yourself. It is said to assist in healing ailments of the stomach, liver, lungs, kidneys and boost the effectiveness of the immune system overall.


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