specular hematite specularite with quartz crystals


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pretty specimen of specular hematite from Florence Mine, Cumbria with quartz crystals on hematite slab

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Mineral Group  oxide
Composition  Fe2O3
Origin  Florence Mine, Cumbria
dimension (cm)  4x3x1.5
weight (g)  24
 The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood αἷμα haima because hematite can be red, as in rouge, a powdered form of hematite. The color of hematite lends itself to use as a pigment. The English name of the stone is derived from Middle French: Hématite Pierre, which was imported from Latin: Lapis Hæmatites around the 15th century, which originated from Ancient Greek: αἱματίτης λίθος (haimatitēs lithos, “blood-red stone”). See Wikipedia for more.

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Weight 24 g
Dimensions 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm