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Hematite Mineral Data

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General Hematite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 159.69 gm
   Iron    69.94 %  Fe  100.00 % Fe2O3
   Oxygen  30.06 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+2O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Magmatic, hydrothermal, metamorphic and sedimentary.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Matto Grosso, Brazil. Mesabi iron ore range, Minnesota, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, haimatites, "bloodlike'" in allusion to vivid red color of the powder.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hematite Say HEMATITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64599
  Kidney Ore
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