Malachite Stone

malachitestoneMalachite, Malachite is green in colour, but varies from mild green to almost blackish green. The tones appear in alternate stripes. Low on hardness, it may acquire exceptional polish but the polish is not very durable. Widely used for mosaics, boxes, figurines, cabochons and beads, it is also used in Jewellery. It is not very costly. Benefits: It is used to fight Kidney ailments. Malachite, if regularly worn, improves mental alertness, quickness and makes one systematic. Malachite bestows youthfulness and desire for outdoor life and aids in getting a happy life Quality : Premium 
 
Malachite Rs. 150.00 Per Ratti. 
 
Category : Carbonate mineral
Chemical formula : Al2SiO4(F,OH)2
Strunz classification : 05.BA.10
Color : Bright green, dark green, blackish green, commonly banded in masses; green to yellowish green in transmitted light
Crystal system : prismatic H-M
Crystal habit : Massive, botryoidal, stalactitic, crystals are acicular to tabular prismatic
Mohs scale hardness : 3.5–4.0
Luster : Adamantine to vitreous; silky if fibrous; dull to earthy if massive
Streak : light green
Specific gravity : 3.6–4
Diaphaneity : Transparent
Optical properties : Biaxial (–)
Refractive index : 1.655, 1.655, 1.909
 
 
 
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Malachite Stone Information