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Heliotrope_(mineral)

Mineral

The mineral aggregate heliotrope (from Greek ἥλιος, hḗlios “Sun”, τρέπειν, trépein “to turn”), also known as bloodstone, is a cryptocrystalline that occurs mostly as jasper (translucent). The "classic" bloodstone is opaque green jasper with red inclusions. The red inclusions may resemble spots of blood , hence the name bloodstone. The name heliotrope derives from various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects light. Such notions are described, for example, by Pliny the Elder

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Green
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.53

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal