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TitleBog iron (hematite)
DescriptionBog iron ore is an impure, limonitic (hydrated iron oxide) deposit, usually porous, and probably formed as a result of bacterial action in swampy conditions. It is a low-grade iron ore which was used extensively in early iron smelting.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-24.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsBog Iron, Hematite, Limonite
Tech details962 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1324