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DescriptionHematite, Fe2O3 (iron oxide), is sometimes mined as an ore for iron. It is found in many guises, many of which are rust red, like this specimen. It can also be brown, orange, gray or black, and sometimes is metallic silver. The red, orange and brown colors occur when the iron in the hematite begins to rust.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-23.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1798.
Key wordshematite
Tech details567 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1298