Red Hematite Included Quartz with Pyrite from Dongxiang Co., China
Dimension: 8.4cm x 5.1cm x 4.9cm
Locality: Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
An attractive relatively large specimen of Hematite Included Quartz associated with well-formed Pyrite from Dongxiang Co., Jiangxi, China. The brassy and golden crystals of Pyrite are in a rare crystal habit of icosahedron - formed from a combination of an octahedron and pyritohedron. The groups of Quartz points are packed with Hematite inclusions exhibiting an intense reddish-orange color, so beautiful and unique!
The prevalence of Hematite in red color is due to oxidized iron in general. Hematite had been used as red pigment for paintings at Gramalote, an early Initial Period (1500–1200 cal. B.C.) maritime community in the north coast of Peru.
Hematite is a very protective stone and helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of worry. It is one of the best Root Chakra crystals as it neutralizes the harmful effects by balancing and aligning all seven chakras, transforming negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Pyrite also is a powerful protection stone which shields the user from any negative vibrations and energy. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed.