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TitleOolitic hematite from Clinton, New York
DescriptionHematite, Fe2O3 (iron oxide), has historically been a very important ore of iron. The picture shows one classic kind of iron formation, composed of hematite. This formation (the Clinton Formation) is famous for its layers of oolitic hematite, composed of reddish brown small rounded grains (oolites) of hematite cemented tightly together.
LocationUSA ▹ New York. Near Clinton.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-23.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #363.
Key wordsoolitic, hematite, New York
Tech details886 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1297