Hematite is a principal ore of iron found in large beds of sedimentary origin, in veins of igneous rocks, in metamorphic and contact metamorphic rocks associated with magnetite, and as replacement deposits containing fluorite, barite, and calcite.
Hematite grounds and reinforces the connection with the earth. It encourages optimism and increases personal magnetism.
Hematite is used to manufacture iron and steel. Ground and powdered, it was used by prehistoric man to make cave paintings, by the Egyptians to decorate tombs of Pharaohs, and by Native Americans as a war paint.