Hematite Facts, Information and Description
Hematite is a very common mineral consisting of iron oxide. Its color ranges from steel gray to almost black (specular hematite), brown to reddish brown, or red.
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plays an indirectly a vital role in our day-to-day life as it is used as an important ore of iron. Iron is procured from and steel is procured from iron.
Hematite, also spelled hÃ¦matite, is the mineral form of Iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedral system, and it has the same crystal structure as ilmenite and as corundum.
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A widely-distributed iron ore occurring in crystalline, massive or granular forms. It is opaque and generally dark grey (almost black) in colour.
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derives its name from the Greek word haema for blood. Thinly sliced is a reddish color and, when rubbed against a scratch plate, leaves a red streak.
Hematite, in my experience, is one of the best crystals to use for the purpose of grounding. If you are feeling uncertain, anxious, or unhappy, the ultimate cause of your distress may be a disconnection from the physical plane.
Sources -- England is the best known supplier. is often fashioned into carvings, cameos, intaglios , and beads.
Overview: Hematite derives its name from the Greek word haem (blood ) in allusion to its red color. Hematite is a silvery, shiny opaque stone that almost looks like metal.
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aka Haematite, Hemalike, Hemalyke, Hematine
This is the simulated form of hematite, as described above.
(n) a red or black gemstone which is etymologically derived from the Greek for "blood". [buy jewellery from Mochishop] ...
A mineral (iron oxide) that has a dark steel grey color and a high luster. Hematite is a popular component of fashion jewelry and has a hardness of 5 ½ to 6 ½ on the mohs scale.
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AA Gun metal gray, good polish, good cut.
England, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand and the U.S.
Metallic grey, or black-gray, black or brownish red. When cut very thin, it is red and transparent.
: Iron ore consisting of ferric oxide in crystalline form, is silvery, shiny opaque stone that becomes a red powder when ground down. It manifests in splendent rhombohedral crystals that are very heavy and cold to the touch.
Is called the "stone of the mind". It helps with memory, with intellectual knowledge and the realizations of limitations. It is a calming stone and balances the nervous system or brings balance between the body, mind and spirit.
- An opaque mineral; yielding pigments when red and earthy; fashioned as intaglios and other carved gems when dark gray to black with metallic luster. The latter variety is translucent and red in very thin sections.
Hematite - Brings self-confidence and promotes total anchoring of energies on Earth, eliminating mind limitations. Helps dissolve negativity. Its energy is said to reinvigorate the blood. Chakra: 1st and 8th ...
Beneficial to wear when working around computers, it is thought to protect against unionized radiation
Hematite. Common iron oxide. Energizes the physical body. Grounding stone.
Howlite. Allows one to express emotions calmly and unoffensively.
About: This beauty is an iron oxide mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. derives its name from the Greek word for blood, haima. if the major mineral in most iron ore deposits.
An opaque mineral of iron oxide, ranging in color from deep grey to black metallic
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A lustrous, opaque, blue-black to silvery gray mineral often used in jewelry. is iron oxide (Fe2O3) and is found in England, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and the Lake Superior region of North America.
Hematite is a lustrous, opaque, blue-black to silvery gray mineral that almost looks like metal. It is often used in jewelry as beads, faceted, carved or cut as a cabochon.
Coloured black to steel or silver grey, normally with a rust red streak. Highly polished and extremely popular in the Victorian era.
Hematite - an opaque gem which is dark gray to almost place in color. Non magnetic. (see lodestone) v
Inclusion - this is a small particle of foreign matter which is contained in a mineral.
: is the mineral form of Iron(III) Oxide (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. It is a very common mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron.
Some call it the black diamond
Hardness: 5.5 to 6.5
Color: Grey to black, brown to red, and red with a metallic luster
Transparency: Sub-translucent to opaque
Hematite becomes magnetic when heated ...
has been called a "stone for the mind", helping one to sort out troubling issues on one's mind. It can be helpful in the enhancement of mental attunement, memory , original thinking and technical knowledge.
hematite - (hemm'-ah-tite) An oxide of iron and one of the principal ores of that metal. It may be hard and black and opaque, when it is sometimes used as a gem, or it may be soft and bright-red, when it makes a pigment, especially in paints.
Is the mineral form of iron oxide which has a rust red colouring. As gemstone beads they are quite striking and are usually heavy shiny and silvery black in colour.
Hematite, or bloodstone, is an iron oxide. It ranges from black, black-gray, to brown red and is bright red when cut into thin plates. It's a 5 1/2-6 1/2 on the hardness scale and was used as mourning jewelry in earlier times.
Carbonates: The grouping CO3 identifies the carbonate gems such as rhodocrosite, malachite, calcite (CaCO3), and azurite. They are generally soft and often brightly colored. They dissolve readily in hydrochloric acid.
An oxide mineral of Iron, relatively hard and heavy. Hematite enhances personal magnetism, will and courage. Hematite is believed to be beneficial for blood flow, stress and the nerves.
Auchinlongford Mine, Sorn, Ayrshire
(Botryoidal "Kidney Ore" habit (65x60mms).
Mannoch Hill Mine, near Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire
Botryoidal "Kidney Ore" habit (65x45 mms).
Hematite as botryoidal formations resembling psilomelane occurs at the Philips Mine and as red coatings of magnetite. Slag-like specimens can be found at lower dumps and in the soil south of the mine road.
"Iron oxide mineral of many forms including this "kidney ore."
Ilmenite"Black titanium ore lurks in heavy sands.
Kyanite"A sky-blue mineral formed by high-pressure metamorphism.
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The Meaning of :
Slightly grounding, reduces stress, enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. "Stone for the mind" it helps one to realize that the only limitations which exist are self-limiting concepts within the mind.
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