Bear of the West - Hematite & Cuprite Bear Carving

Dakota Nature & Art

$21.95 USD

Bear of the West - Hematite & Cuprite Bear Carving

Carved Hematite and Cuprite Stone. Cuprite is a red to brown mineral colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown to red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. While the forms of hematite vary, they will all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron. Gray hematite is typically found in places have still standing water or mineral hot springs such as those in Yellowstone Nat. Park. The mineral can precipitate our of water and collect in layers at the bottom of a lake, spring or other standing water. Hematite can also occur our of water, however usually as the result of volcanic activity. 

The Bear medicine emphasizes the importance of solitude, quiet time, rest and the spirit of the bear provides strong grounding forces. 

Size: Approximately 2"