Known in some countries as "bloodstone" because of the color it changes the cooling
water of saw blades when it's cut, it often resembles metal when polished. The Specular Hematite variety
shows shining specks of glimmer from within when polished.
Andradite Hematite rough in stone:
Deposits are found in Bangladesh, England, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand and the state of Minnesota in
Color: Black, black-gray, brown-red
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 5 1/2 - 6 1/2
Density: 5.12 - 5.28