Malachite is a green, very common copper mineral. It is often banded in appearence, like agates. Its hardness is a four and it is very heat sensitive. Early on, it was ground and used as a pigment for paints. Some of malachite’s powers include protection for the wearer, power, peace, love, and success in business. It is worn to detect impending danger, and is assumed to break into pieces when danger is near. It is the guardian stone of travelers. Malachite promotes inner peace and hope, and it provides protection and security.
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