Talk:Malachite

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This article seems too technical, explanation of terms within text maybe helpful. Mention of the uses of the rock would be helpful. Mention of the price of the rock, in terms of semi precious or what ever it happens to be would be helpful.

I have changed Irridescent to vibrant, as (and the Irridescence page qualifies) MALACHITE IS NOT IRRIDESCANT.

POV[edit]

The introductory sentence of this article is obvious POV. It states that malachite is beautiful, but this is obviously a matter of opinion rather than fact, and there is no source cited to even back up the claim. A person who does not like green would probably not consider this stone to be beautiful at all. Clearly, whoever wrote this article has a pro-green bias. – 24.40.172.245 05:32, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not anti-green, but removed the 1st paragraph as unsourced. Vsmith 16:56, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, we must not offend anyone's favorite color.
WriterHound (talk) 19:50, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


"Mined in England"[edit]

where? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.176.57.77 (talk) 15:20, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Hebrew definition[edit]

I have changed the meaning of the Hebrew word "מַלְאָךְ" to 'angel' rather than 'messenger'. It technically means 'angelic messenger' but 'angel' would be an overall more accurate translation. By the way I can't find any reference to the name having any Hebrew origin, so not sure where this fact has been picked out from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Firefly 10 (talkcontribs) 09:35, 27 April 2010

Removed as it was sourced to the wictionary enty which is unsourced. Vsmith (talk) 11:54, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
What is all about with this "malachi" meaning king in hebrew and "molochitis lapis" in greek meaning stone of (the colour of) mallow? The mallow plant has nothing to do with the semitic root cited in the wikipedia article and it's supposed royal use is undocumented . The whole hebrew & arabic supposed etymology should be removed unless a -valid- source is shown. All etymology dictionaries mention only the greek "molokhe" as mallow for origin, not the hebrew word for king. Etymonline , who usually speculates on many possible etymologies, gives only one for malachite:the greek word for mallow ( www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=malachite ) .Etymonline is based on the articles from the best english dictionaries available( http://www.etymonline.com/index.php )82.240.163.245 (talk) 02:48, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Malachite, Zaire.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Malachite, Zaire.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on January 20, 2011. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2011-01-20. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 18:10, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

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Malachite

A sample of malachite, a green copper carbonate mineral that crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system. It is typically associated with copper deposits around limestone, and is often found together with azurite. Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800, and is still used today for decorative purposes and to make jewelry.

Photo: JJ Harrison
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Variation in colour[edit]

What compositional difference causes the variation in colour from pale green to dark green in the bands ? - Rod57 (talk) 11:33, 26 April 2014 (UTC)