Specularite, also known as specular hematite, is a variety of hematite that is identified by microscopic flakes of hematite and mica that imitate a mirror. This mineral can be found all over the world including Canada, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, and the United States. This slab has been coated with a thin layer of epoxy to help stabilize the specimen and give it a clean appearance.
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: 2.6 x 1.3 in.
Weight: 2.55 oz
Location: Marquette Iron Range, Marquette County, Michigan, United States
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