Crushed - Medium

Crushed Hematite (Grade A) for Stone Inlay, Mineral Art, or Handmade Jewelry - Medium (select amount)

$4.50 $6.00


  • Details
    This high-quality hematite has a silver/charcoal metallic hue with a slight deep red/purple tint when viewed at different angles. The play of colors is really neat - a must see in person! Hematite is pure iron oxide (Fe203) and has a Mohs hardness that is similar to steel. This particular hematite is from Brazil and was tumbled before it was crushed.

    Some fun facts: The ancient Greeks associated hematite with Mars, the god of war. Many warriors, including the ancient Greeks and Romans, used crushed hematite on their bodies to create a dark reddish paint, which was thought to keep them safe in battle. Hematite was believed to make a warrior invulnerable and give them courage and strength. During the Paleolithic Era, early humans created cave paintings using the red pigment from ground-up hematite.

    Material Size:
    Medium - material is considered to be medium to fine (sand), ranging between 2 millimeters to 0.25 millimeters.

    This product is NOT man-made, mixed with resin, or stabilized. Stone authenticity is extremely important to all artisans; therefore, we validate the source of all our minerals before they are crushed. All of our minerals are handpicked by me (Missy) at some of the largest mineral shows in the United States.

    Please see product images for color, approximate size, and quality. Picture taken in full sun - material is dry. Measurements are using the metric system (millimeters).
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 2 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    Frequently Asked Questions

    My tracking says delivered, but I did not receive my order?

    Makers Minerals ships all orders with a tracking, including to locations outside of the United States. Our customers can follow their order using the tracking number that we always provide or through the Etsy app. Please contact your postal provider if you did not receive your package, especially if your tracking says "delivered". If you reside in the United States, we are happy to help you locate your package by calling your local USPS and getting GPS coordinates for your package and/or submitting a claim stating that your package might have been misplaced or stolen. Makers Minerals is not responsible for packages that were marked as "Delivered" by your postal provider.

    What is the difference between mineral chips and crushed minerals?

    Mineral chips are usually tumbled to slightly tumbled pieces that can range in size and shape. Most shops buy mineral chips from a wholesaler (usually China) and then resell them on ETSY or elsewhere. They are rarely curated or tumbled by the actual seller.

    Crushed minerals are very different! They are not mass produced or offered at wholesale. Usually, the seller (myself) hand picks the material to be crushed; therefore, they can control the quality of the end-product.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (3)


    Product is exactly as described and what I needed. Very happy with the quick delivery as well.

    The mineral chips are what I expected. I use them in my mixed media paintings, for extra texture and novelty. I have the red. They are not as shinny as I expected but they work well. If you would like to see my paintings, go to If you would like me to add your link to my website let me know. The address is there under contacts on my site. Thank you! Mimi Cernyar Fox

    The items seems very nice. Thanks