Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include kidney ore, martite (pseudomorphs after magnetite), iron rose and specularite (specular hematite).
When heated enough, hematite becomes a paramagnet, in which the atomic magnets just randomly point all different directions. Anyway, although hematite is weakly magnetic (and hence can be attracted to your magnet), its magnetism is "soft", meaning that its domains don't stay lined up when the magnetic field is removed.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Hematite is usually found in places where there is water and in areas where hot springs are found, like England, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Brazil and in the Lake Superior region in Michigan.
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