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Hematite (specular)  (Haematite)Fe2O3

Class: Oxide
Hardness: 5 - 6
Density: 5.3
Streak: Deep red
Lustre: Metallic
Habit: Micaceous/tabular habit.
Colours: Steel gray

  Crystal System: Hexagonal
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Subconchoidal
Magnetism: None
Reaction with HCl: Unknown

Identification in hand sample:
Shining gray metallic lustre and deep-red streak are indicative.

Associations:
Produced by weathering and hydrothermal alteration of iron-bearing minerals.

Industrial / ecomonic uses:
Important ore of iron.

  

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