Mineral Name

Hematite

Chemical Formula

Fe2O3

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Color

reddish gray, black, blackish red, to silvery gray

Class

Article

Luster

metallic to dull/earthy

Diaphaneity

opaque

Hardness

6.5

Cleavage

None

Fracture

conchoidal

Density

5.3

Crystal Shape

blocky, tabular, to clay-like texture (earthy), rose-like plates, rhombohedral, botryoidal, specular (foliated)

Crystal System

Hexagonal

Comments

weakly magnetic

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