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DescriptionHematite, Fe2O3 (iron oxide), is one of the most common minerals. The color of most red rock, such as sandstone, is caused by small amounts of Hematite. It may also be responsible for the red color of garnet, spinel, and to some extent, ruby.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-23.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #3154.
Key wordsHematite
Tech details853 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1296