A stone of transformation. It is a copper ore that can be heated to produce the noble metal, copper. During the smelting process, the color of the stone changes and the copper can be clearly identified from the waste material called slag. You have both useful and waste material within. Malachite is a stone to help identify and use the best parts of self while the less desirable parts find distance from your regular patterns. It's associated with the heart chakra and is known to clear out emotional baggage.