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Hematite mineral specimens from Cumbria in the UK, showing partial botryoidal crystal habit and some fibrous habit. Despite this, the samples are text book examples, and exhibit a dense weight, deep red colouration and streak and a dull metallic lustre. Specimens are available in various sizes and come in a card tray with a label.
Hematite is a popular mineral with a long history in the development of modern industry. It is a deep red mineral which exhibits a partial botryoidal crystal habit, this makes it look ‘bubble’ on its surface, for this reason, it is sometimes also known as ‘kidney ore’. It has a deep red streak, as such, caution is advised when handling this specimens as it can easily stain anything it comes into contact with. Also present is a dull lustre although when cleaned it can appear shiny and metallic. Hematite is also the primary ore mineral for iron, a metal which has long since been used by humans to advance as a civilization, and is still used today for obtaining iron and steel (when combined with corundum). for a variety of purposes. These particular samples were collected from Cumbria in the UK and are available in various sizes, they tend to show a mix of fibrous and botryiodal crystal form, each piece comes supplied in a card tray with an information label.
2" x 2", 3" x 2", 3" x 3", 5" x 3.5"
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