Big is certainly beautiful when it comes to these AAA grade malachite tumbled stones. Very carefully chosen by one of our team prior to being imported from South Africa, they're impressive pieces which also happen to be exceptionally tactile.
Malachite is a popular natural mineral with unmistakable colour and distinctive markings which makes it relatively easy to identify. Mined in or around copper mines, it frequently occurs with the minerals azurite, goethite and calcite and its use as a pigment in paint can be traced back as far as 1500 BC. Surprisingly its colour is fairly resilient and doesn't fade when exposed to bright light but one thing to be aware of is that malachite is a soft mineral that's also porous so it must be treated with care. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness malachite grades 3½ - 4.
When used in the alternative therapy of crystal healing, malachite is considered to be a powerful cleanser of the emotional body and it's said that it has the ability to release past life or childhood trauma and suppressed feelings. Its high copper content makes it a powerful conductor of energy, it amplifies positive energy and helps disperse negativity and ingrained patterns of behaviour. It's also said to protect against the evil eye, witchcraft and bad spirits.
A few nice pieces of malachite are essential for any collection of crystals, rocks and minerals. These large sized tumbled stones have something very special about them and each piece is quite unique. Shades of colour do vary very slightly with some stones being a shade or two lighter than others which can be seen in our photos.
Our malachite tumbled stones range in size from large to extra large, approximate weights and measurements are given below. When making your selection from the drop down list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 pieces there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been posted.
Save 10% on 5 malachite tumbled stones and 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams): 16 - 23
Size Range (cms): 2.4 - 3.9