Hematite is a dark gray to black mineral known to various cultures throughout history. Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans were a few of the civilizations that made use of this mineral. Hematite derives its name from a Greek word for blood, an allusion to the reddish powder produced during the fashioning process due to the presence of iron.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Argentina; United States of America (the); Switzerland; Spain; Canada; Austria; Turkey; Morocco; Unknown; Norway; China; Ireland; Brazil; Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Chile; France; Germany; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)