Gorgeous Hematite Crystals Loi Shilman, Warsaak, Zagi Mountains, KPK, Pakistan. Presenting this gorgeous example for Hematite, showing interesting and attractive crystallography with well-crystallized edges. Primary crystal exhibiting perfect hexagonal double termination with very well-formed secondary crystal shooting out. It has a magnificent vitreous luster, awesome crystal composition, and natural art on the crystal surface. It's indeed a very pretty and aesthetic example of such a specie from the Zagi Mountains, KPK, Pakistan.
||Gorgeous Hematite Crystals
||2 x 2 x 1 cm
||Loi Shilman, Warsaak, Zagi Mtn, KPK, 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
||4.90 – 5.30
Black, gray to silver-gray, brown to reddish-brown, red. Some specimens are iridescent, and others are multicolored or banded gray and dark red
||Metallic to dull