Hematite is already one of the coolest minerals around because of its ability to form in so many locations. Here we have a specimen that was mined in Morocco, Africa. Its growth is referred to as "botryoidal" meaning it resembles a cluster of grapes. There are many minerals that take this form, but botryoidal hematite is a staple for anyone interesting in this structure. this piece is very heavy for its size, as most hematite is.
Hematite is an iron oxide found virtually everywhere on Earth. This mineral is naturally gray or black in color and contains the same crystal structure as the mineral corundum. It gets its name from the Greek word "haima", meaning blood. This blood color comes from the wear off of iron over time. Hematite has been spotted in multiple deposits on Mars and can be magnetized through laboratory processes.
Hematite is said to absorb and dispel negativity while stimulating concentration and focus. Considered a grounding stone, hematite helps bring balance to the body and mind.
Chemical Formula: Fe2O3
Size: 3.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
Weight: 11.90 oz
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