Hematite also known as haematite, is a common iron oxide. Hematite naturally occurs in black to steel or silver-grey, brown to reddish-brown, or red colours. Hematite is mined as an important ore of iron. It is electrically conductive. The name hematite is derived from the Greek word haima, Greek word for blood due to the red coloration found in some varieties of hematite. Hematite is also called ‘bloodstone’ because of its colour or ‘iron rose’ because some specimens can have mimic the petals of a flower.
Hematite has been associated with blood for thousands of years. In the past, it was worn as protection against bleeding. It was believed to have the power to stop bleeding as well as prevent excessive bleeding in childbirth. Today, hematite is still worn to keep the blood healthy and to help cure blood-related diseases
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