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Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. The stone's name derives from Greek molochitis lithos, "mallow-green stone". The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant. Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800. Malachite is found worldwide with the most notable deposits being from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment, negative phone calls and emails. As a stone of travel, Malachite protects and overcomes fears of flying. It also helps with jet lag, encourages smooth business travel, and protects in travel on congested highways.