Picture of malachite by Mauro Cateb
Malachite has distinguishing green veining and it is a copper carbonate. It’s a not a particularly hard stone and is typically found near copper ore deposits. Most famously, malachite is found in mines in Russia in the mountains. However, today production takes place in the Congo (formerly Zaire). Today, also it is far scarcer than it has ever been in decades previously.
Malachite is an authoritative stone of protection from physical damage and is a great way to join with Mother Earth through meditation. It is known for acts of assistance and service to others.