Composition: Iron oxide
Nomenclature: Named from the Greek word "haimetites" meaning "blood-like," a reference to the color of the powdered mineral.
Industrial Uses: Iron ore; jewelry; pigments.
Additional Notes: Specularite or specular hematite is a variety of hematite that exhibits a flaky or sparkling appearance. The variety tiger iron consists of alternating layers of hematite, jasper, chert, and other quartz-family minerals. Kidney ore is a variety of hematite that occurs in rounded masses.
Central Africa : Scott 1261a : 400 francs : 1998
Hematite (Tiger Iron)
Central Africa : Scott 1261e : 400 francs : 1998