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Ore Minerals 5

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:00 AM

A favorite subject amongst geologists/mineral collectors, the Ore Minerals SE will have several ore examples from some of the most famous mines in the world. Take a look at Ore Minerals  4 for a taste of what Ore Minerals 5 will be like.

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Hematite - 45908
Hematite - 45908

Hematite

#45908
Locality
Republic mine, Republic, Marquette Iron Range, Marquette Co., Michigan, United States 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 8 x 3.5 cm - Cabinet 

Silvery Hematite in coarsely crystalline mass commonly known as "specular" Hematite.

1 lb 6 oz


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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Hematite - 45909
Hematite - 45909

Hematite

#45909
Locality
Ironwood, Gogebic iron range, Gogebic Co., Michigan, United States 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
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Size
10 x 7 x 6.5 cm - Cabinet 

Specular Hematite, a common ore for this important iron mining region.

1 lb 14 oz


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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Hematite - 45939
Hematite - 45939

Hematite

#45939
Locality
Feke, Turkey 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
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Size
15 x 9 x 6 cm - Cabinet 

Silvery, heavy mass of pure Hematite with thin, foliated plates, sometimes referred to as "micaceous".

2 lbs 3 oz


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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Hematite

#46306
Locality
Cornwall Iron mine, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, United States 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
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Size
5 x 4 x 2 cm - Miniature 

Mass of specular Hematite. 

The Cornwall Iron Mine was discovered in 1739 and boasted the largest iron deposit east of the Mesabi and Lake Superior deposits. The mines were important to the revolutionary war efforts. Although preserved up to the 1970's, the historic ruins were eventually demolished. More history can be found on the Abandoned America website.

 


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Hess Collection
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Hematite - 46315
Hematite - 46315

Hematite

drill core - #46315
Locality
Soudan mine, Vermilion Range, St. Louis Co., Minnesota, United States 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
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Size
6.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Drill core from this historic iron mine discovered in the 1880's which eventually reached a depth of 2,300 feet in underground workings and operated by US Steel. The mine is located in the Vermillion range and the ore was extracted from the 2.7 BYA Archean Soudan Iron Formation of the Ely Greenstone Belt. It is no longer in operation. It is now nicely preserved as a Minnesota State Park and is also home to an undergrond laboratory for the collection of neutrinos. 


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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Hubnerite

#45916
Locality
near Potosi Springs, Montana, United States 
Formula
Mn2+WO4 
Availability
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Size
14.5 x 7 x 5 cm - Cabinet 

A cut specimen which shows rich mineralization od red blades of Hubnerite, an ore of tungsten. Crystals are embedded and reach 5cm. A sticker shows the origin and date of 1951.


Hubnerite

Formula
Mn2+WO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Lamellar, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
brown, reddish brown, brownish black 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Chris van Laer Collection
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