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).
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.
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.
yellow to brown, grey to brown, black, brown, green, grey, red, colourless, iridescent
Carbonate, Calcite Group
bladed or rhombohedral crystals, rarely scalahedral. Massive, fine grained, globular, botryoidal, fibrous
3.5 to 4.5
vitreous, silky to pearly, opaque to translucent
perfect in three directions
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.