Hematite is a common mineral consisting of iron oxide. Its color ranges from steel gray to almost black (specular hematite), brown to reddish brown, or red. Hematite gets its name from a Greek word meaning “blood-like” because of the color of its powder. Ancient superstition held that large deposits of hematite were formed from battles that were fought and the resulting blood that flowed into the ground. And its magnetic! Rad!
Due to the nature of nature, color patterns and texture may vary from photo.