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DescriptionHematite, Fe2O3 (iron oxide), may have any of a number of different colors. This sample is metallic steel gray to iron black. Samples that are especially sparkly and metallic are called specular hematite. Many samples of hematite are orange, red or brown, and a hint of those colors can be seen here. Hematite has historically been an important ore of iron. This specimen is 9 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Michigan
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-23.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #365.
Key wordshematite, Michigan
Tech details718 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1301