Hematite Crystals Metallic Lustre
Unmistakable hematite tumbled stones, ideal for collectors or for use in alternative therapies such as crystal healing. This mineral's distinctive appearance makes it particularly popular with younger rock and mineral collectors but stones must be handled carefully because although relatively hard, it's also very brittle.
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral and the primary ore of iron. For this reason stones are quite heavy, exhibit a steely grey colour and metallic lustre and if dropped will chip or shatter. The name which can also be spelt haematite (hee~matite), comes from the Greek word for blood because the streak is almost always red which can be surprising coming from a dark grey or silver coloured mineral. Streak in mineralogy refers to the colour of the mineral in powdered form and can often be different to the exterior colour.
Hematite which is available in abundance is mined in some of the largest mines in the world. In some locations more than one hundred million tons of ore are mined each year. Due to its red streak it has long been used to produce cosmetics and as a pigment in paint. Cave paintings dating back 40,000 years were painted using crushed hematite mixed with water.
In the world of crystal healing hematite is said to benefit mental function including memory and thinking capacity and can help with analytical thinking and anything mathematical related. It's particularly effective at grounding and protecting, boosts self-esteem, dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura hence restoring peace and harmony to the body. As the name suggests, it has long been associated with the blood.
With polished hematite being highly reflective it's not an easy mineral to photograph. The colour of these tumbled stones without reflections is dark steely grey.
Size and weights of these hematite crystals does vary slightly from piece to piece but they're classed as a medium sized tumbled stone.
Empathic warrior crystals are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing stones away because of minor damage so instead offer them for sale at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warrior crystals are not always available and should this be the case, a refund will be issued before remaining items in the order are processed. For more information read our article on empathic warrior crystals.
Save 10% on 5 Hematite Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 7 - 22
Size Range (cms) : 1.7 - 2.7