AZURITE (blue) intergrows with MALACHITE (green) to form a striking pattern. This colorful stone is found in or near copper-mining areas such as Australia, Chile, the former USSR, Africa and China. It is also found in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona. The oldest known mine is at Timna Valley in Israel, which has been in operation for more than 3,000 years. A blend of azurite, malachite, turquoise and chrysocolla, called "Eilat stone," is named after the Middle Eastern city of Eilat, where it was once mined. Eilat stone, also known as King Solomon's stone, is the national stone of Israel.) Metaphysical Essence: Bright Blue Azurite is often associated with Insightfulness, creativity, and vision. Green Malachite is thought to promote willpower, desire, friendship and determination, and to and to a feeling of freedom.