Red Iron Oxide

Red Iron Oxide ?

Hematite is an important mineral iron and red blood cells (powder form) is well suited for use as a pigment. Hematite gets its name from a Greek word meaning blood like the color of the powder. Old superstitions found that large deposits of hematite battles that were fought and the blood that flowed on the ground is the later. Hematite crystals are considered rare and are sought after by collectors, such as mineral specimens for the kidney.

Hematite is the main source of iron ore in the world. Iron production was for the peoples of the world’s largest for over 2500 years. Today is the addition of iron ore are others in the production of steel, movement is vital to the economies of major countries in the world to himself. Hematite has a red or black, but the band is still red. Iron in the hematite turns red when it is in contact with water and oxygen. In other words, this rock is rusted!

Red Iron Oxide History and Overview

Name hematite comes from the Greek word for blood haima, alluding to its color in powder form.
Hematite is used for thousands of years as amulets and talismans. It was used by ancient Egyptians in religious ceremonies, and it was like an inscription in stone passages from the Book of the Dead used. Hematite is also said to give, to succeed in the petitions and complaints, and ensure the protection and power and the fate of soldiers.
Hematite is the mineral most important iron ore. Used as a pigment in paint and varnish.
The ancient Egyptians used Hematite in the creation of their magical amulets such as carpenter and stone charms and amulets of the head several times. Some of these amulets were treatments for madness and inflammation. Haima Greek word for blood, is the root of the name hematite comes in dark red bands of stone. Hematite relates to Mars, the Roman god of war. The Romans glorified Mars more than the Greeks hated him, and got to know him as Ares. Warriors in Roman times used hematite as protection during battle. So strong was his belief in the power of Hematite to protect them against it, even make them invincible thought to be protected. Some cultures even believed Hematite formed from blood that had fallen on the ground of a battlefield. Red Ochre is a paint in the Indian cultures that created, it is used as face paint.
Hematite ranges in color from reddish brown to gray and black uniform. The most common are the result of altered support iron ore. Hematite is often mixed with layers of quartz.
The name is derived from the Greek word for blood, hematite often rust layers of igneous, sedimentary rocks with a reddish color similar to a form of iron oxide. The hardness value of hematite is 5.5 to 6.5.
This mineral is rich in iron mines in Iran ..

The astrological sign of Aries and Aquarius are represented by hematite. Hematite has been used for thousands of years as amulets and talismans and was used by Egyptians in religious ceremonies. Some believe hematite stimulates physical energy and vitality. It is believed to calm emotions and boost self-esteem. It is also said to improve memory and intellect. Some say it helps mental clarity and concentration and is sometimes used to help survey. Some believe that if a piece of hematite and hold to ask a question, the answer will come to you. He thought that hematite could help a person, a request or demand and the protection and strength to soldiers in battle. It works best when working on a belt.
Hematite has been used in medicine to calm hysteria, cure blood diseases, soothe skin ulcers and burns, treatment of biliary disorders and help inflammation of the eyelids.

Hematite is often found around the world. The main source of hematite is a sedimentary in Iran. Hematite physically occurs in many forms: specular ore (steel gray, shiny crystals), mica, hematite (gray, scaly flakes), rubella (soft, fine, red powder), minerals of the kidney (solid botryoidal gray) and pencil ore (gray crystals, fibers). Since hematite has a high iron content (70%), mainly for iron castings. Hematite has been used since antiquity as a red pigment in paints and varnishes. It was first used in seals, beads and small sizes as millineum third. Hematite is still used as a pigment. Hematite used in jewelers rouge “for polishing glass. Can be produced in the sparkling aventurine glazes.
Hematite is one of the most common minerals. The color of the reddest rock, like sandstone, is caused by small amounts of hematite. It may also be responsible for the red color of garnet, spinel, and to some extent, Ruby.
All forms of non-crystalline hematite transformations of the mineral Limonite that lost water, possibly due to heat.
Hematite is highly variable in appearance – can be reddish brown in mass production, ocher and dark silver-gray mass of crystals give silver-gray and dark gray masses, a little. What they all have in common is red and yellow rust.
Hematite has a metallic luster and earthy. The hardness of hematite around 5 on the Mohs hardness scale. There is no cleavage and breaks with an uneven fracture. The landscape of Mars is red because the iron oxide on its surface. This tells us that water and oxygen must have been present on Mars at some point.

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