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Red Amethyst

Geology/History
Red Amethyst is a rare variation of Amethyst. Hematite inclusions give the existing crystal a beautiful red – maroon colour. Some of the prettiest specimens are found in Canada. The Hematite can completely coat the surface of the Amethyst appearing almost painted on.

Metaphysical Meaning
Instils a sense of calm with grounding & protection. Provides a supercharged connection to divine grace with supercharged growth & manifestation abilities. This unusual combination affects the entire chakra system, clearing, balancing, & creating a sense of flow. Awakens the third eye giving rise to new self. Helps to develop psychic gifts & bring forth past life powers while severing karmic cords. Opens doors to deep ancient knowledge. Brings the human soul in unisen with the divine.

Crystal Healing
Muscle & bone strength, scars, wounds & blocked vessels. Aids blood quality.

Minerology
Base chemistry of Amethyst with Hematite. Below is the data of Amethyst
Group: Quartz, Silicate-tectosilicate
Crystal System: Trigonal
Composition: SiO2
Form/Habit: Hexagonal Prisms, Normally pyramidal terminations, sometimes prismatic
Hardness: 7
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Lustre: Vitreous
Streak: White
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Transparency: Opaque to translucent
R.I: 1.544 to 1.553
Colour: Purple, violet, pale red – violet
Causes of Colour: Violet to purple, O2+→Fe4+ charge transfer, due to irradiation.
Fluorescence: Inert to weak greenish blue
Birefringence: 0.009
Pleochroism: Weak gray-purple, reddish purple