Malachite is often referred to as the greenman stone and although it has a very strong earthing and grounding energy, connecting the user to the natural world. Malachite has a strong affinity to Egypt and especially to the Goddess Hathor. It is a copper carbonate which was prized as the easiest copper mineral to reduce to copper metal in ancient Egypt. Malachite was largely mined by slaves who were unaffected by the large outbreaks of cholera of that time and so was also revered as a powerful protector. 3' x 3'