Physical Characteristics: Hematite leaves a blood-red streak when performing the streak test (hema = blood). This mineral is an iron oxide with a hardness of 5 to 6. Color is a dull to metallic shiny grey. Hematite is wide-spread, usually found in banded iron formations.
Metaphysical Properties: An excellent and powerful grounding stone. Balances energies. Connects the root chakra to the physical plane. Dispels negative energies.