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hematite - stone of mars, death & war

hema-red

red iron rich soil of west molokai, hawaii

Hematite is a compact form of iron oxide. It varies considerably in compactness and form. Its hardest and most compact form, which is black and normally found in massive form as nodules (usually kidney shaped) is what is used in jewelry.
An important iron ore, hematite's blood red color (in the powdered form) lends itself well in use as a pigment.

symbolic attributes

geographic
state mineral Alabama, New York
metaphysical
astrological gem Aires, Aquarius
energy projective /yang
planet Saturn
element fire