pretty specimen of specular hematite from Florence Mine, Cumbria with quartz crystals on hematite slab
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|Origin||Florence Mine, Cumbria|
The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood αἷμα haima because hematite can be red, as in rouge, a powdered form of hematite. The color of hematite lends itself to use as a pigment. The English name of the stone is derived from Middle French: Hématite Pierre, which was imported from Latin: Lapis Hæmatites around the 15th century, which originated from Ancient Greek: αἱματίτης λίθος (haimatitēs lithos, “blood-red stone”). See Wikipedia for more.