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Mineral Name: Hematite

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

Specular Hematite