This Malachite Rhino is a typically crudely carved & polished animal from The Congo, Africa.
Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite, goethite, and calcite.
Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted at Timna Valley in Israel for over 3,000 years. Malachite was also used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800.
Size: 80 x 40 x 25mm
MALACHITE is a copper carbonate mineral with a monoclinic crystal system and a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Its name comes from the Greek word for its color, malache (mallow). Good Malachite is found in Russia and Africa.
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Malachite is one of the most important stones for protection from negative energies. It permeates the auric field with positive vibrations and strengthens the natural energetic “shell” which can screen out hostile forces, and it activates the “ psychic radar” with which one feels the presence of danger. It even accentuates the sort of protection in which synchronicities seem to conspire to keep one safe.
Malachite emanates the healthiest energy pattern for the heart. It assists one in maintaining emotional balance, and it offers an enhanced ability to see and avoid one’s own emotional pitfalls.
The solar plexus chakra is stimulated by Malachite, enhancing one’s willpower. In the presence of Malachite, it is easier to refuse temptations. Malachite instills confidence and responsibility and is useful in making spiritual progress through right action.
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