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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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...
This pale amethyst has deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms, and was once part of a skeletal / elestial double terminated cluster - part of which is...
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...
This Candle (Celestial) Quartz crystal from Madagascar has a cut base so that it will stand upright. Three sides are white; three are tinged orange,...
This Candle (Celestial) Quartz crystal from Madagascar has a cut base so that it will stand upright. It is a very chalky-white, with some black spots...
This crystal of clear quartz has been part-polished to reveal phantom layers of green chlorite and Fire quartz that once lay just below its surface,...
This is an unusual double phantom quartz - the inner phantom being a nice dark green chlorite, with some brown vermicular spherules; the outer...
Brandburg quartz - elestiated cluster of clear quartz crystals, on which sit two smoky double-terminated skeletal crystals. The clear quartz points...
This clear quartz crystal has a pale smoky cast, and has been polished off to reveal a phantom layer covered with platy silvery crystals of hematite,...
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...
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 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 double terminated quartz. It has been well polished and is nice and clear, revealing the multiple skeletal...
This wonderfully clear quartz has been polished to reveal its laser generator formation. It has a nicely balanced energy, which is enhanced by the...
Pretty natural quartz crystal partly polished off to reveal veiling and hematite platy crystal inclusions visible as dots / plates that appear black,...
This phantom quartz point has been polished into tabular formation, and is a rare combination of minerals: the phantom layering is a mix of silvery...