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TitleHematite from Cumberland, England
DescriptionHematite, Fe2O3 (iron oxide), Hematite is an important ore of iron and it's blood red color (in the powdered form) makes it a useful coloring agent. Crystals of hematite are rare. Masses or aggregates of fine grained crystals are more common. Some hematite samples have a botryoidal or kidney-shaped habit. This specimen, 22 cm across, give just a hint of such a habit.
LocationEngland. Near Cumberland.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-24.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #379.
Key wordshematite, England
Tech details526 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1312