Thursday, May 17, 2012

What is Hematite

What is Hematite

Hematite is usually a metal silver to black colour. It can also come in a slightly dark reddish tinge. It can often be found with other minerals such as Jasper and Tiger Eye which is known as Tiger Iron. Interesting Facts:
Hematite can become magnetic once it has been heated.
It is bright red when in powder form.
Hematite gets its name from a greek word meaning blood-like from the red colour of the powder form.
Through ancient superstition, Hematite was believed to form where battles had been fought and blood spilt.

1 comment:

Littlea said...

Thank you for that, I've just started working with hematite in my jewelry designs, I really like the rich colours. I've read it helps focus the mind as well.