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Hematite

#PD30960

Hematite

#PD30960
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 6 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
FeO(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Botallack mine, St. Just dist., Cornwall, England

Shiny oil-black botryoidal Hematite totally covering one side of iron rich Hematitic matrix. The other labels with this specimen say this is Goethite, which the botryoidal form would also indicate, however the streak is red-brown confirming Hematite. Neat piece!

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 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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