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Crystal Description

Siderite is a iron carbonate mineral found in sedimentary, shales, clays and bog deposits. Siderite also forms in hydrothermal deposits and in nepheline syenite pegamtites and forms a series with Rhodochrosite.

Siderite becomes magnetic when heated (paramagnetic).

Video: Siderite with Quartz

Metaphysical Properties

Siderite acts on all chakras and is excellent at aligning the meridians and subtle bodies.

Siderite helps one to re-engage with ones career providing stability in employment. Siderite is a crystal of postivety, stimulating postive thoughts and ideas.

Siderite can be a soothing ally for those confined to long periods of bed rest.

Photo: Siderite

Siderite © Spirit Of ISIS

Crystal Healing Uses

Siderite has been used to treat disorders and deterioration of the bones.

Siderite can be used to stimulate the assimulation of minerals.

Siderite facilitates treatment of anemia.

Photo: Siderite

Siderite © Spirit Of ISIS


Colour:yellow to brown, grey to brown, black, brown, green, grey, red, colourless, iridescent
Class:Carbonate, Calcite Group
Formations:bladed or rhombohedral crystals, rarely scalahedral. Massive, fine grained, globular, botryoidal, fibrous
Chemical Composition:FeCO3
Hardness:3.5 to 4.5
Lustre:vitreous, silky to pearly, opaque to translucent
Cleavage:perfect in three directions
Varieties:Oligonite, Pistomesite


All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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