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