Specular Hematite

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Specular Hematite

Size: 3 x 2 cm approx

Weight: 13g approx

Product Type: One of Multiple

Hematite is the mineral form of iron(lll) oxide, and crystallizes in the rhombohedral lattice system. Hematite is opaque, and typically a steel-grey to black when in crystals and crystalline ores, and more of a dull to bright rust red in earthy, compact, fine-grain material. Hematite's name comes from a Latin phrase that means "bloodstone" because when it is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust. When polished, Hematite takes on a mirror-like sheen.

Specular Hematite is also known as Specularite or Micaceous Hematite. These pieces have a beautiful metallic luster which gives a sparkling star effect on the surface. These have been coated in a resin as Specular Hematite tends to crumble easily.

Hematite is thought to be a good stone for assisting in organizing your thoughts, and helping develop logical thinking skills. It is also thought to be a grounding stone because of its close connection with the earth.

Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive a strand similar to those in the listing.