Malachite with Calcite 5cm
Stunning combo specimen consisting of silky acicular radiating Malachite crystals with clear Calcite on a velvety Dolomite matrix. From Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Size approx 5cm. Weight approx 65g.
Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal, and was cited as early as 79CE by Pliny the Elder, who referred to the mineral as ‘Molochitus’. In 1661 the spelling was revised to ‘Malachite’ as it is known today.
Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral. It is colourless or white when pure but is found in a rainbow of different colours depending on trace elements present. Calcite is identified by its low Mohs hardness (3) and its high reactivity with even weak acids, such as vinegar.
Physical Healing Keywords
- Respiratory System, Asthma;
- Nervous System, Eyes, Vertigo, Brain, Memory;
- Reproductive System, Menstruation;
- Immune System, Poisoning, Rheumatism;
- Muscular Skeletal System, Teeth, Bones, Joints
- Digestive System, Nutrient Absorption
Intuition, Fidelity, Loyalty, Learning, Motivation, Long Distance Healing, Relaxation
Some believe this powerful, adventurous stone is still evolving & will become one of the most important healing stones of the new millennium. It is already an important protective stone. Absorbs negative energies & pollutants easily. Encourages risk-taking & change. Mercilessly shows you what is blocking your spiritual growth.
The Calcite family are powerful amplifiers and can cleanse the energy of a room simply by being there. Calcite connects our emotions with our intellect, increasing our emotional intelligence and bringing clear, rational thought to emotional situations. It’s a wonderful stone for those suffering from lack of motivation or hopelessness. Each variety of Calcite has additional properties.