Malachite is a type of mineral that is naturally formed above copper deposits. It will often grow with azurite and calcite. The oldest Malachite mines that have been discovered are in Britain, dating back 3,800 years ago. Malachite has been used for many years as a talisman against evil. Most Malachite that you see today was mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Namibia. The dark green with the circles and designs helps soothe the user. It represents the healing green color of nature and aids with spiritual growth.