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Red Crystals aka Hematoid Quartz, Ferruginous Quartz or Fire Quartz

Red Crystal is also referred to as Hematoid Quartz, Ferruginous Quartz or Fire Quartz. It is a variety of quartz that has a coating of red hematite. It may be found crystallized as nodules, clusters and even as inclusions within existing quartz.

These crystals are predominantly red but can range from colours like burgundy, maroon and brown. Red quartz specimens are quite hard to come by and only found in several countries at the moment. Morocco is one of the main sources at the moment followed by Brazil.

Hematite being a heavy mineral will often add on weight to the quartz when combined, thus red crystals are often heavier than they look.

Red crystals are believed to provide an energy which embodies life, self-awareness and protection as it belongs to the Root chakra. Perfect for earth and fire elements related to Libra, Pisces and Aquarius.

A general hardness of 7 on the MOHs scale (SiO2) which makes its a generally hardy gem that requires little maintenance.