Hematite

$17.95

Hematite specimens, also known as botryoidal, or kidney ore. Hematite has a high density and is often used to make jewelry.

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Hematite is a very useful mineral with a long history of many different uses. It is a red oxide of iron and is the primary ore used to create iron. When hematite is cut into thin slices, it shows a blood red color and is also known as ‘bloodstone’. It’s name is actually derived from the Greek word haima, or ema, which means blood. Hematite has a metallic luster with high brilliance and shine which has traditionally been used in mirrors.
These hematite specimens are a variety called botryoidal, or kidney ore. They display one or more crystallized faces, with the exposed edges showing the layered, radiating growth patterns.
Approximate dimensions: 3.5″ x 2″ x 1.5″*Note– Each specimen varies.

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Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 2 × 1.5 in

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