Red Hematite Included Quartz from Dongxiang Co., China
Dimension: 10.6cm x 6.3cm x 2.3cm
Locality: Dongxiang Co., Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
A beautiful plate of Hematite Included Quartz from Dongxiang Co., Jiangxi, China measuring 10.6cm in length. The aggregates of Quartz points are finely coated with a layer of red Hematite, which shows a saturated red color on the display side of the piece.
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.