Hematite (specular) (Haematite)Fe2O3|
Hardness: 5 - 6
Streak: Deep red
Habit: Micaceous/tabular habit.
Colours: Steel gray
| ||Crystal System: Hexagonal|
Reaction with HCl: Unknown
Identification in hand sample:
Shining gray metallic lustre and deep-red streak are indicative.
Produced by weathering and hydrothermal alteration of iron-bearing minerals.
Industrial / ecomonic uses:
Important ore of iron.