Malachite is mined in copper deposits in numerous locations worldwide. The majority of the Malachite sold in the healing crystal industry comes from the Katanga copper belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Other notable Malachite include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and Zambia
Malachite is mined near Copper quarries and in relationship to their primary stone. It can be found as rounded nodules, stalactites, and, rarely, encrusted slabs. Because the brilliant green color is often visible on the surface of Copper deposits, Malachite “stains” are often the first indicator to a prospector that they have found a new Copper deposit or vein.
It is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.