Siderite Crystals and Mineral SpecimensByminerals
Siderite is a common mineral that belongs to the calcite group. It is found in various environments around the world. Its name comes from the Greek word ciders, which means "iron", which means its structure. All members of the calcite group crystallize in a triangular arrangement, resulting in excellent rhombohedral cleavage. Siderite is used in the production of iron ore and steel. It is common for siderite to be replaced by a brownish gothite.
According to metaphysical theory, Siderite is a crystal of positive energy that is believed to stimulate the development of creative thoughts and ideas. They also think that it increases the interest in careers and current jobs. Siderite is abundant and widely distributed in Germany, England, Portugal, South Africa, Bolivia, Canada, and the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, North Carolina, and Connecticut).