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Crystal habit of Hematite Hematite Hematite Hematite

Name   Hematite
Chemistry   Fe2O3
Hardness   6.5
Lustre   metallic
Colour   red, steel grey to iron black, also coloured tarnish
Streak   cherry red to red brown 
Density [g/cm3]   5.2 - 5.3
Crystal habit   trigonal
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   kidney like: kidney ore
mixed with clay: iron ocker
oolithic hematite: sedimentary formation

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