Hematite

Hematite

Hematite is a iron oxide mineral, its chemical formula is

Fe
2
O
3

Hematite has a hexagonal crystal structure.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Hematite

Lustre: Metallic, Sub-Metallic, Dull, Earthy
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Opaque
Colour: Steel-grey to black in crystals and massively crystalline ores, dull to bright "rust-red" in in earthy, compact, fine-grained material.
Streak: Reddish brown ("rust-red")
Hardness (Mohs): 5 - 6
Hardness (Vickers): VHN100=1000 - 1100 kg/mm2
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: None Observed
Parting: Partings on {0001} and {1011} due to twinning. Unique cubic parting in masses and grains at Franklin Mine, Franklin, NJ.
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Comment: Elastic in thin lamellae
Density (measured): 5.26 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 5.255 g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Hematite

Key Words: Grounding, manifestation, making the spiritual physical
Chakras: Root (1st chakra)
Physical: Supports the blood; protects the body's fields from toxic energies
Emotional: Encourages a solid sense of self; aids in self-forgiveness
Spiritual: Helps one believe in one's dreams and bring them into manifestation

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