Caution: Malachite must be handled with caution in it's natural form, it is toxic and the dust from the crystal should not be inhaled.
Azurite is an Azure to dark blue secondary copper mineral that is frequently pseudomorphed to, (and found with), Malachite. Azurite is in the monoclinic crystal system, and has a Mohs hardness of around 3.5 to 4. Ground Azurite is used as a pigment because of it's vibrant color. Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral frequently found pseudomorphed with Azurite.
This Azurite and Malachite specimen has a remarkable amount of color; the warm copper colored matrix is vivid, the Azurite is deep and incredibly saturated, and the Malachite green adds a bit of extra contrast.
Azurite is widely thought to help aid intuitive development and enlightenment by stimulating the Third Eye. It is also believed to help enable safe and protected trips beyond the physical body into the spiritual realm. It is also said to expand the mind and comprehension... overall a very spiritual stone! Malachite clears and activates the Chakras.
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