Hematite Chip Beads
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Length of strand averages 880mm, with each bead averaging 8 - 10mm in length.
Hematite, also spelled as haematite, is the mineral form of iron(III) oxide, one of several iron oxides.
Huge deposits of Hematite are found in banded iron formations. Gray Hematite is typically found in places where there has been standing water or mineral hot springs, such as those in Yellowstone National Park in North America. The mineral can precipitate out of water and collect in layers at the bottom of a lake, spring, or other standing water. Hematite can also occur without water, however, usually as the result of volcanic activity.
Hematite's popularity in jewellery was at its highest in Europe during the Victorian era, and has since seen a strong resurgence in North America, especially in the western United States.