Home Siderite
V - Carbonates
Crystal habit of Siderite Siderite Siderite

Name   Siderite
(Iron Spar, Spathose Iron)
Chemistry   FeCO3
Hardness   3.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   yellowish brown, brown, grey, yellowish grey
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.7 - 3.9
Crystal habit   trigonal, crystals often curved
Cleavage, Fracture   [1011] perfect, fracture jagged
other characteristics and occurrences   hydrothermal veins of intermediate to low temperature, also sedimentary formations

This page in German - Diese Seite in Deutsch
© 2004 Büro für angewandte Mineralogie · Dr. Stephan Rudolph · D-47918 Tönisvorst
These recommendations are believed to be correct. However, no guarantee of their accuracy is given. Therefore, purchasers shall make their own tests to determine suitability for their use. These products are offered for industrial and related uses (e.g. research and development) only. However the user must take the necessary precautions appropriate for products containing chemicals. This description does not imply the absence of any patents, the responsibility whatsoever solely rests with the user.