This is an attractive and lovely combination specimen of Hematite rossetts on lusterious Schorl Black Tourmaline with white Albite and Quartz. The Tourmaline crystal has magnificent metallic luster, well crystalized all around with contrast and aesthetics.
Black Tourmaline, also called Schorl, is a highly regarded crystal in the metaphysical world. It is known for its ability to absorb and transmute negative energy, making it an excellent tool for protection. Black Tourmaline is associated with the root chakra, and its grounding properties help establish a strong connection with the Earth, promoting a sense of stability, balance, and resilience. It is believed to act as a shield against electromagnetic radiation, psychic attacks, and negative energies from people or environments.
||Black Tourmaline with Hematite and Albite
||H: 6.8 x W: 3.5 x D: 2.4 cm
||Skardu District, Gilgit Baltistan Province, Pakistan
The name Hematite comes from a Greek word meaning "Blood" which is derived from the fact that, when cut, the saw coolant becomes colored red. Hematite is one of the most common minerals. The color of most red and brown rocks, such as sandstone, is caused by small amounts of Hematite.
It is also responsible for the red color of many minerals. Hematite can be in reddish-brown, dark silvery-grey scaled masses, ocherous masses, silvery-grey crystals, and dark-grey masses. Formerly used as mourning jewelry, but today mainly for rings and necklaces. It takes a very high polish.
Hematite Crystals Information:
||Iron oxide. It May contain slight amounts of titanium
||5 - 6
||Black, gray to silver-gray, brown to reddish-brown, red. Some specimens are iridescent, and others are multicolored or banded gray and dark red
||4.90 – 5.30
||Metallic to dull