Hematite

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Hematite
Irhoud Mine, Safi Province, Doukkala-Abda Region, Morocco

Item-No.: MINS1023
Price: 25.00 EUR 

 

Synonyms:  Anhydroferrite, Hematitogelite, Iron Glance, Red Iron Ore, Red Oxide of Iron, Ruddle, Sanguine
Classification:  Oxides
Chemical formula:  Fe2O3
Crystal system:  Trigonal
Density (g/cm3):  5,26 measured, 5,255 calculated
Tenacity:  Brittle
Cleavage:  None observed, partings on {0001} and {1011} due to twinning
Fracture:  Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Hardness (Mohs):  5 - 6
Colour:  Steel-grey to black in crystals and massively crystalline ores, dull to bright rust-red
Lustre:  Metallic, Sub-Metallic, Dull, Earthy
Streak:  Reddish brown (rust-red)
Application:  A major ore of iron

 


 

 


 

 
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