Hematite

Artifact (mineral) uoadl:141618 473 Read counter

Call number:
Oxides
D9 (16)
Classification:
Oxides
Name:
Hematite
Translated title:
Hematite
Place of origin:
Elba, Italy
Depositional environment:
Large ore bodies of hematite are usually of sedimentary origin; also found in high-grade ore bodies in metamorphic rocks due to contact metasomatism, and occasionally as a sublimate on igneous extrusive rocks ("lavas") as a result ov volcanic activity. It is also found coloring soils red all over the planet...
Description:
Large ore bodies of hematite are usually of sedimentary origin; also found in high-grade ore bodies in metamorphic rocks due to contact metasomatism, and occasionally as a sublimate on igneous extrusive rocks ("lavas") as a result ov volcanic activity. It is also found coloring soils red all over the planet...
Chemical formula:
a-Fe2O3
Crystal system:
Trigonal
Crystal schema:
Hexagonal Scalenohedral

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