Limonite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Limonite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Limonite Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Alternative Names: Bog iron, bog ore, brown hematite, brown ochre, brown umber

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Various Species of Iron

Mineral Group: N/A

Chemical Formula: Fe,O,OH,H2O

Hardness: 4-5.5

Crystal System: N/A

Colour: Light brown to brown, may be yellowish-brown

Typical Appearance: While 'limonite' is poorly crystallized, a number of minerals are noted for decomposing to it without losing their crystal shape - particularly pyrite and siderite crystals. Any crystals of limonite are actually pseudomorphs of other minerals which have decomposed in this fashion.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Virgo

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus and Sacral

Element: Earth and Fire


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