Hematite is an iron based mineral, and when appearing within quartz as an inclusion may form regions of orange, yellow or golden-yellow colouration, which may appear to be greasy, oily or powdery in nature. A formation (which we know as "Haematoid quartz") is called "Agnitite" by Robert Simmons, and this material has veils and streaks of orange colouration within the quartz: this material comes from Madagascar. Hematite may also appear as tiny flecks of silver, or as complete crystals - plates, rosettes or other crystalline formations. Sometimes you will find tiny spots or strings coloured black, brown or orange-red: this particular manifestation is often called "Harlequin quartz", when hematite can be found together with Lepidocrocite.
The manner in which the hematite manifests defines the way in which the inclusion will work, usually in accordance with its colour and associated chakra correspondences, or its shape or form, the pure crystalline inclusions being especially powerful. All formations that have iron / hematite as an inclusion will however carry an element of grounding and protection. Those with yellow/orange inclusions will stimulate the lower 3 chakras and help balance the heart, mind and body with joy; those at the "red" end of the spectrum will add an element of fire and passion; those with Harlequin formations will link all chakras through the central column and balance and align all systems, aiding connection to the Higher Self and the spiritual world.
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Brandburg quartz - pale lilac amethyst with platy dots and strings of hematite inclusions. Main face lightly covered with celestial record keeper...
Brandburg quartz - pale lilac amethyst phantoms within clear quartz, with hints of smoky quartz and hematite - some in platy formations, some in dots...
This little gem of a crystal has a lovely clarity, the lower part being clear quartz, the upper a nice deep amethyst in a phantom layer. It been...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. Crystal has a ribbon of red iron...
Amethyst crystal from cluster, with point part-polished to reveal darker Amethyst phantoms within the termination. The crystal has some iron...
A small and interesting pebble with areas of white and differing shades of amethyst and strings of hematite / goethite. Some fracturing and areas of...
Fine large candle quartz cluster with plum-coloured lithium and orange-yellow iron inclusions. The cluster has very good candling on its sides, and...
This point has been part-polished to reveal layers of green chlorite and 'fire' quartz that once lay just below its surface. Although scattered, the...
Brandburg quartz - elestiated cluster of clear quartz crystals, on which sit two smoky double-terminated skeletal crystals. The clear quartz points...
Brandburg quartz - cluster of three double terminated crystals, which has grown with two smaller crystal growing from one end of the main crystal,...
Brandburg quartz - clear crystal cluster. The main crystal is a tabby formation with many smaller crystals surrounding it, most of which have...
Brandburg quartz - clear quartz cluster, with hematite inclusions creating phantoms in some of the points. One of the crystals comprises four points...
Double A clear quartz from Penas Blancas mine in Colombia. The crystal is a lemurian style crystal clear laser with a lovely window and a small iron...
This is a pretty drusy cluster of randomly oriented double-terminated crystals, which have superficial traces of orange - probably iron. There is a...
Small but clear cluster of crystals that have inclusions of hematite in platy crystal form. The energy is subtle but crystal-clear and bright; and...
This cluster has a orange-gold iridescence, probably due to surface traces of iron. The terminations are not all perfect, but there is some nice...
This cluster of randomly oriented crystals, many of which are double-terminated, has surface deposits and internal inclusions of a brown-black...
This is a wonderful example of a skeletal quartz. It is well polished and nice and clear, revealing the multiple skeletal layering within and some...