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TitleQuartz with hematite
DescriptionQuartz SiO2 is a silicate. It is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. It forms in many environments and forms with many minerals. In this sample it has formed with hematite. Hematite Fe2O3 is an iron oxide and is an important iron ore. In this sample the hematite has formed what is known as a hematite rose, a circular arrangment of bladed crystals giving the appearance of the flower of a rose.
LocationChina ▹ Hunan
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-06-25.
CollectionDexter Perkins Mineral Collection.
Key wordsquartz, hematite, iron, iron ore, silicate, oxide
Tech details238 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number849