Hematite is a shiny, black mineral that is found in many types of rock. It gets its name from the Greek word for blood, because Hematite can sometimes have a red streak running through it. Hematite is the most common type of iron ore, and it is also mined as a gemstone.
When it is polished, Hematite has a silver-gray color. People have used Hematite for centuries, and it has been found in ancient burial sites. Due to its high iron content, Hematite is often used in jewelry and other decorative items.
It is also believed to have metaphysical properties, and some people use Hematite as a crystal healing stone.