Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a variety of chalcedony (quartz forms) characterised by its dark green colour with red spots. The red spots resemble drops of blood, hence the name. These red inclusions are typically iron oxide or hematite. Bloodstone forms in igneous rocks and is found in riverbeds or in rocks. Significant sources include India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States.
Filter 0 Clear all