Golden Rutile on HematiteRegular price $38.95 USD
Resembling the Crusaders Cross this beautiful small Golden Rutile on Hematite would be a welcomed addition to any mineral collectors horde.
Golden Rutile on Hematite is 1" x 1" and comes mounted in a small thumbnail box
Rutile has a metallic-adamantine luster, and can be reddish brown, gold, yellowish, silver, black, bluish, or violet. Small rutile needles present in gems are responsible for "star" sapphires, "star" rubies and other "star" gems, an optical phenomenon known as asterism.
Rutilated quartz has been referred to as Cupid's darts, Venus hair stone and Fleches d'amour (love arrows).
Rutile: Intensify the metaphysical properties of its host crystal | Enhance Understanding
Hematite was named about 300-325 BCE by Theophrastus (Greek) Translated in 79 by Pliny the Elder to haematites, "bloodlike", due to the vivid red colour of the powder. Hematite can be reddish brown, dark silvery-grey scaled masses, silvery-grey to black crystals, and dark-grey masses, to name a few. What they all have in common is a rust-red streak.
Ancient Greeks associated iron with the god Aries (Mars in the Roman pantheon), the god of war, and soldiers rubbed Hematite over their bodies before battle to make them invulnerable,
Hematite: Deflect Negative Energy | Grounding | Protective