Rich green coloured malachite tumbled stones in medium to large sizes.
Malachite is a relatively soft mineral so stones must be handled carefully. This characteristic also means it's not unusual for tumbled malachite to have minor surface imperfections.
Most of the world's tumbled malachite is produced in industrial sized rock tumblers. Rough stones are placed in a barrel filled with sand and water. As the barrel slowly rotates the stones become smoother and more rounded. With the mineral being so soft, surface damage as stones rub against each other is inevitable.
A polishing agent is used during the final stage of the tumbling process. Although malachite takes on a high polish, minor abrasions or imperfections in tumbled stones can often be seen. If these don't come from the tumbling process, it will almost certainly happen as large volumes of stones are moved and handled.
Being an ore of copper the dust from malachite is toxic. Whilst being cut and polished protective breathing equipment must be worn.
Malachite must not be used as an elixir which is water infused with minerals. If handling rough and dusty specimens it's good practice to wash your hands afterwards. With that said whether rough or polished, malachite is completely safe to handle and poses no risk to health.
When used for metaphysical purposes malachite is powerful so needs to be used carefully. It amplifies positive and negative energy and can remove blockages that may be holding you back.
A balancing and protective stone it can help release memories of past conflicts and traumas.
Stones should not be allowed to get wet because of the stones' toxicity. The high copper content is the reason for it being such a strong conductor of energy.
Our malachite tumbled stones are a medium sized stone. As with many tumbled stones, weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
Empathic warriors are stones which are not quite as perfect as we would like them to be. Many crystal healers believe working with broken or damaged crystals does not affect their energy. In fact some including the late Judy Hall author of the Crystal Bible believe they're even more powerful.
Our malachite tumbled stones are carefully inspected to ensure we only use the finest pieces. Those with minor anomalies or imperfections are offered for sale at a significantly reduced price. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.