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Hematite - Namibia to USA

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August 28, 2010 10:53PM
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Hematite
Namibia
Khomas Region, Windhoek District, Seeis, Ogonja (Onganja), Emke Mine

Hematite ~10cm wide©



Hematite
New Zealand
North Island, Ohakune

Hematite FOV 1.2cm© Judy Rowe



Hematite
Norway
Akershus, Nittedal, Bjønndalen quarry

Hematite 1cm wide© OT. Ljostad



Hematite
Norway
Buskerud, Modum, Snarum, Dypingdal Serpentine-magnesite deposit

Hematite in/on Lizardite 2.5cm wide © A. Michalsen
Hematite in/on Lizardite 2.5cm wide© ØT


Hematite
Norway
Telemark, Kragerø, Langøy, Rødløgen prospect

Hematite on matrix 5.5cm wide© A. Michalsen



Hematite
Pakistan
Northern Areas, Baltistan, Skardu District, Haramosh Mts., Tormiq valley (Tormic; Tormik; Tormig; Turmiq)

Hematite 10cm tall© 2001 John H. Betts



Hematite
Pakistan
Northern Areas, Baltistan, Skardu District, Shigar Valley, Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi)

Hematite 2.1cm wide© H. Obodda



Hematite
Pakistan
Northern Areas, Baltistan, Skardu District, Skardu Road

Hematite & Quartz, 5cm tall© khyberminerals.com



Hematite
Portugal
Leiria District, Óbidos, Senhora da Luz

11cm Hematite rose with Prehnite & Tremolite© P.Alves



Hematite
Portugal
Setúbal District, Santiago do Cacém, Cercal (Cercal do Alentejo), Serra do Rossalgar Mine

Hematite 8cm wide© Martins da Pedra



Hematite
Portugal
Setúbal District, Sesimbra, Zambujal

Hematite ~5.5cm wide© Rui Nunes 2007
Hematite ~7cm wide© Rui Nunes 2008


Hematite
Romania
Caras-Severin Co., Banat Mts, Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District, Dognecea (Dognácska; Dognaczka)

Hematite "coolie hats" 5.3cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite "coolie hats" ~3cm wide©


Hematite "coolie hats" ~7cm wide©
Hematite xls, largest ~2cm©


This locality is mentioned in many old mineralogy texts for its outstanding hematite specimens. The "coolie hats" are unique to this locality as far as I know, and are now rarely seen in collections.

Hematite
Romania
Maramures Co., Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya)

Hematite, Stibnite & Baryte 6cm wide© willy



Hematite
Russia
Eastern-Siberian Region, Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Irkutskaya Oblast', Zheleznogorsk, Korshunovskoye (Korzunovskoe; Korzhunovska; Korshunovskiy) Iron mine

Hematite 6cm wide© Anton Ivanov
Hematite 7cm wide© Joseph Polityka


Hematite
Russia
Far-Eastern Region, Primorskiy Kray, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Nikolaevskiy Mine

Hematite replacing Ilvaite & Quartz 5cm© Shaw



Hematite
Russia
Urals Region, Middle Urals, Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)

Hematite 5cm wide© 2000 John H. Betts



Hematite
Russia
Urals Region, Middle Urals, Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Shabry (Schabry) Village

Hematite ~5cm tall©



Hematite
South Africa
Northern Cape Province, Kalahari manganese fields

Hematite & Calcite 3.3cm wide© Steve Hardinger



Hematite
South Africa
Northern Cape Province, Kalahari manganese fields, Black Rock, Black Rock Mine

Hematite & Calcite 3.6cm tall© fabreminerals.com



Hematite
South Africa
Northern Cape Province, Kalahari manganese fields, Hotazel, Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine)

Hematite & Calcite 4.1cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 2.8cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite & Andradite 4.2cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite & Andradite 4.2cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite & Barite 5.8cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 4cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite 4.4cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite & Andradite 10cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite 10.7cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 4.8cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite & Andradite 3.7cm wide© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite & Calcite 3.6cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


The Wessels mine is a manganese mine and did not produce abundant hematite specimens. Though most of the specimens were not very large, some of them are truly wonderful and the association with micro red Andradite garnets is distinctive. Any collector would be proud to own a fine specimen of hematite from this mine.


Hematite
South Africa
Northern Cape Province, Kalahari manganese fields, Kuruman, N'Chwaning Mines

Hematite 3.8cm wide© 2003 John H. Betts
Hematite 3.4cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite
Spain
Asturias, Oviedo, Latores

Hematite on limestone 2.4cm© Fabre Minerals
3cm Hematite "rose" on limestone© JRGL


Hematite
Sweden
Värmland, Filipstad, Långban

Hematite 8cm wide© AÖ



Hematite
Switzerland
Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Vorderrhein Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch)

Hematite & Quartz 7cm tall© fabreminerals.com
Hematite 4cm tall© Michael C. Roarke


Hematite & Rutile ~3.5cm wide©
Hematite 4cm wide© 2003 John H. Betts


Hematite
Switzerland
Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Vorderrhein Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Curnera Valley, Cavradi gorge

Hematite, Quartz & Rutile 7.5cm wide© Kevin Ward
Hematite, Quartz & Rutile 5.4cm wide© Fabre Minerals


Hematite & Rutile ~6cm wide©
Hematite & Rutile ~4.5cm wide©


Hematite, Quartz & Rutile ~4cm tall©
Hematite on Quartz ~9cm wide©
Hematite, Quartz & Rutile 4.5cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite, Quartz & Rutile ~6cm wide©



Hematite
Switzerland
Ticino (Tessin), Leventina, Central St Gotthard Massif

© 2003 John H. Betts
Hematite 6.3cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite "rose" on matrix ~4cm wide©
Hematite on Adularia 3.6 cm wide© Dan & Diana Weinrich


Hematite ~9cm wide©
Hematite & Adularia 3cm© Dan & Diana Weinrich


Hematite ~9cm wide©
Hematite & Albite ~8cm wide©


Hematite & Adularia ~10cm tall©
Hematite & Audlaria ~6.5cm wide©
Hematite ~5cm wide©


Hematite
Switzerland
Ticino (Tessin), Leventina, Central St Gotthard Massif, Fontana, Fibbia Mt.

Hematite & Adularia 8cm tall© Joe Budd
Hematite on matrix 5.3cm tall© Christian Bracke


Hematite 8.6cm wide© Christian Bracke
Hematite on Quartz 7cm wide© Christian Bracke


Hematite
Switzerland
Wallis (Valais), Binn Valley, Chummibort, Ritter pass

Hematite "iron rose" on matrix ~20cm wide©


This specimen was found to be fake, glued together a century or so ago. It is no longer in display in Bern1.
1.See page 52 'Die Mineralien der Schweiz' by Max Weibel, Stefan Graeser, Walter F. Oberholzer, Hans-Anton Stalder & Walter Gabriel1990, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel
[Erik Vercammen 2010]


Hematite
Switzerland
Wallis (Valais), Binn Valley, Lercheltini (Lärcheltini) area

Hematite ~5cm wide©



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cornwall, Lanivet Area, St Austell District, Lostwithiel, Restormel Royal Iron Mine (Trinity Mine)

Hematite 7.5cm tall© P Trebilcock.



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cornwall, St Just District, Botallack - Pendeen Area, Pendeen, Geevor Mine

Hematite 10cm wide© Ian Jones



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria

Hematite 3.3cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 10.9cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite 7.3cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


The iron mines of Cumberland, England supplied the iron that helped get the industrial age started and besides the millions of tons of iron it produced, the mines produced wonderful specimens of hematite for generations. At one time they were very abundant and sold by the pound at modest prices. Best known perhaps were the fine specimens of reinform masses often called kidney ore that ranged in color from black to brick red and were found in specimens exceeding 20 cm in diameter. In addition specimens of shiny pyramidal, sometimes doubly terminated quartz crystals growing on a carpet of shiny black hematite crystals. Today fine specimens are difficult to obtain in spite of the tons of specimens that were produced. Many fine examples of these specimens are shown above and below.
[Rock Currier 2010]


Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field

Hematite 6cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 8.6cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite 4.5cm wide©
Hematite & Quartz ~17cm wide©


Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Cleator Moor

Hematite & Quartz ~14cm wide© 2001 John H. Betts
Hematite ~14cm wide©


Hematite & Quartz ~11cm wide©



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Egremont

Hematite 14cm wide© Joseph A. Freilich
Hematite, 7cm tall© fabreminerals.com


Hematite & Dolomite 13.5cm wide© Ian Jones
Hematite 6cm wide© 2004 John H. Betts


Hematite 14cm tall© Kristalle and Crys
Hematite 7.2cm wide© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Egremont, Florence Mine

Hematite & Quartz, 10.5cm wide© Kristalle and Crys
Hematite & Quartz 10cm wide© YCL


Hematite 11cm wide© Weardale Rocks
Hematite & Quartz 9cm wide© fabreminerals.com


Hematite 10.6cm wide© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 13.8cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite & Quartz 5.6cm© Dan & Diana Weinrich



Hematite
United Kingdom
Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Egremont, Beckermet Mine

Hematite & Quartz 5cm tall© 2001 John H. Betts
Hematite & Quartz, 6cm tall© 2001 John H. Betts


Hematite & Quartz, 5cm wide© 2001 John H. Betts
Hematite, Quartz & Calcite 5cm© Peter Haas


Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Egremont, Ullcoats Mine

Hematite 9cm tall© HW



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, North and Western Region (Cumberland), West Cumberland Iron Field, Frizington

Quartz & Hematite 15cm wide© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Cumbria, South Western Region (Furness)

Hematite "needle ore" largest ~11cm wide©




Hematite
United Kingdom
England, Somerset, Wells, Dulcote Quarry

Hematite? in Quartz 14.5cm wide© Russell G. Rizzo


Often hematite and other fine grained iron minerals are responsible for the coloration in many agates and other forms of chalcedony. This is but one modest example, though admittedly from an unusual locality. The analysis of these fine grained limonitic and earthy forms of iron minerals is not an easy task and it is doubtful in this and almost every case of similar specimens pictured on mindat and other sources that a careful analysis has been made minerals responsible for the color. The reason is simple. The cost of doing these analysis would be more than the value of the specimen. So, the people writing the captions for images, like myself, take the cost effective way out and say that they are colored by hematite, or iron minerals. I have many beautiful agates in my collection and to my knowledge not even one of them has ever been analysed to show for sure what their color is caused by. This will be the case of almost all specimens of colored chalcedony in the world.
[Rock Currier 2010]


Hematite
United Kingdom
Scotland, Strathclyde (Ayrshire), Sorn, Auchenlongford Hematite Mine

Hematite 10cm wide© Bill Gordon



Hematite
United Arab emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate, Arzanah island (Arzaneh island)

Hematite 1.8cm tall© C. Stefano '09



Hematite
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate, Sir Bani Yas Island

Hematite, one on rt. ~2.5cm©



Hematite
USA
Arizona, La Paz Co., Buckskin Mts.

Hematite 3cm tall© Adam Harper



Hematite
USA
Arizona, La Paz Co., Dome Rock Mts, Middle Camp-Oro Fino District, Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine; Veta Grande claim; Crystal Caverns claim; Big Bertha Extension Mine)

Hematite & Quartz 4.3cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite & Quartz ~6cm tall©


Hematite ~5cm wide©
Hematite & Quartz ~5cm wide©


A very small mine, perhaps a prospect might be a better term to describe the place. The adit opened below the crest of a hill and the mine workings may have extended back 100 feet or so. The prospectors who dug it must have been chasing gold values. The first image shown above may be the best hematite specimens the place produced. Specimens from the place were mostly collected by field collectors who broke up quartz boulders on the dump and those that had been moved down the hill by weathering. Most most of good specimens were collected prior to 1960 by field collectors from the metropolitan areas of Arizona and Southern California and no amount of pounding around on the dumps or in the accessible parts of the mine in recent years has produced any notable specimen. Even at its best, the locality has always been a stingy one and fine specimens like those pictured here are rare.
[Rock Currier 2010]


Hematite
USA
Arizona, La Paz Co., Plomosa Mts, Plomosa District, Bouse

Hematite 4.6cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 8.9cm tall© Dan Weinrich


Hematite 3.5cm wide© John Sobolewski



Hematite
USA
Arizona, Pinal Co., Dripping Spring Mts, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Scott Mountain area, Ray Mine

Hematite ~8cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Colorado, Jefferson Co., South Platte Pegmatite District, Buffalo Creek

Hematite 6cm tall© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
Colorado, Park Co., Lake George

Hematite after Siderite 6cm tall© Russell G. Rizzo
Hematite & Quartz 3cm wide© Russell G. Rizzo
Hematite after Siderite 3.2cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite after Siderite with Quartz 6.2cm© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite after Siderite 4.8cm wide© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite
USA
Michigan, Dickinson Co., Menominee iron range, Aragon Mine

Hematite ~6cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Dickinson Co. Menominee iron range, Norway, Penn Mines

Hematite 7.5cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Dickinson Co., Menominee iron range, Vulcan, East Vulcan Mine

Hematite 5cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Iron Co. Menominee iron range, Mineral Hills, Sherwood Mine

Hematite 25cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Iron Co., Menominee iron range, Stambaugh, Hiawatha Group, Hiawatha No. 1 Mine

Hematite 8.1cm tall© Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Ishpeming

Hematite & Jasper 10cm wide© Charles Creekmur

This is a good example of a rock from a banded ironstone formation. It is interbanded black hematite and red jasper. The color in the red jasper is almost certainly caused by finely divided Hematite. When this material is hard enough and compact enough it is used for lapidary purposes and many lapidary items from table tops to beads have been made from this material. It is of not very great interest to advanced mineral collectors, but because the huge banded ironstone formations are so significant in the evolution of the crust of our planet I have included this modest example here in Best Minerals.
[Rock Currier 2010]



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Ishpeming, Superior Mine

Hematte 20cm tall©


Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Marquette iron range

Hematite ~9cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Marquette iron range, Lake Angeline Mine (East End; Angeline)

Hematite "grape ore" 5cm wide© Walter R. Kellogg




Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Marquette iron range, Marquette

Hematite 18.5cm tall© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Marquette iron range, Marquette, Superior mine

Hematite 8cm wide© 2002 John H. Betts



Hematite
USA
Michigan, Marquette Co., Marquette iron range, Negaunee, Jackson mine (South Jackson Pit)

Hematite ~11cm wide©
Hematite 6.8cm tall© Rob Lavinsky


Hematite needle ore ~21cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Missouri, Washington Co., Meramec State Park, Pea Ridge Mine (Sullivan)

Hematite on Calcite ~6cm wide



Hematite
USA
New Hampshire, Cheshire Co., Surry, Mine Ledge

Hematite 6cm tall© 2002 John H. Betts
Hematite 8cm wide© 2002 John H. Betts



Hematite
USA
New Jersey, Sussex Co., Franklin Mining District, Franklin

Hematite 9cm wide©
Hematite 12cm wide©


Hematite twin 3cm wide©
Hematite & Apatite 7cm wide©

Hematites from this locality are primarily of interest only to collectors who specialize in specimens from this locality but some interesting specimens showing rhombohedral partings up to 10 cm on an edge which are sometimes mistaken for cleavage in the mineral.


Hematite
USA
New Mexico, Otero Co., Orogrande District,Orogrande, Jarilla Mountains

Hematite & Quartz 3cm wide©
Hematite & Quartz 4cm wide©


Hematite
USA
New Mexico, Socorro Co., uis Lopez manganese District

Hematite 5.7cm tall© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
New York, St Lawrence Co., Chub Lake, Chub Lake Prospects

Hematite 3cm wide© 2007 Peter Cristofono



Hematite
USA
Rhode Island, Providence Co., Lincoln, Lime Rock, Conklin quarry

Hematite 10cm wide© 2010 Ken Gliesman



Hematite
USA
Utah, Beaver Co., Beaver Lake Mts, Beaver Lake District, Black Rock Mine

Hematite after Magnetite 6.8cm wide© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
Utah, Beaver Co., Beaver Lake Mts, Beaver Lake District, Iron Mountain Pass deposits

Hematite after Magnetite 8.5cm tall© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
Utah, Iron Co. Iron Springs District (Iron and Granite Mountains & Three Peaks)

Hematite after Magnetite 6cm tall© Weinrich
Hematite after Magnetite 6cm tall© Dan & Diana Weinrich


Hematite
USA
Utah, Juab Co., Thomas Range

Hematite 3.3cm wide© Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals



Hematite
USA
Utah, Millard Co., Twin Peak

Hematite after Magnetite 3.3cm wide© CCURTO08
Hematite after Magnetite© Weinrich


Hematite after Magnetite 4.9cm wide© Hardinger



Hematite
USA
Washington, King Co., Denny Mountain

Hematite 2.3cm wide© Dan Weinrich, Inc.


Denny Mountain is well known to field collectors in the state of Washington, USA and most of the specimens have been collected by collectors, though some have been mined by dealers from surface prospects. This locality is better known for its wonderful quartz crystals, especially its wonderful "raspberry" scepters, but it did produce the occasional hematite specimens, though even the best of them won't compete well with those from some of the more popular Hematite localities.
[Rock Currier 2010]


Hematite
USA
Washington, King Co., North Bend, Green Mountain, Bessemer Ridge

Hematite & Quartz 9.7cm© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite after Epidote ~4cm tall©

These were collected more than 30 years ago by a Washington, USA, collector/dealer/probe runner, Bart Cannon from a pocket outcropping on the surface. He dug several hundred of them and because they were interesting mineralogically he was able to sell them for usually not more than $10 each at the time. But even several hundred items is very little in the over all mineral market place and today you rarely ever see one of these for sale by dealers.


Hematite
USA
Wisconsin, Iron Co., Gogebic Range, Germania Mine (Minnewawa; Harmony)

Hematite ~7cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Wisconsin, Iron Co., Gogebic Range, Hennepin-Snyder Mine (Father Hennepin; Snyder; Pence-Hennepin Mine)

Hematite 7.5cm tall©



Hematite
USA
Wisconsin, Iron Co., Gogebic Range, Montreal Mine (Ottawa; 33 Company Mine; Trimble; Odanah; Moore; Jupiter; Bourne; Sec. 33 Mine)

Hematite 3.4cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Hematite 10cm tall©


Hematite 12.5cm wide©
Hematite 12.5cm center©


Hematite 12.5cm wide© Dan Weinrich
Hematite ~12cm wide©


Hematite 16.5cm long© Joseph A. Freilich



Hematite "needle" 22cm wide©



Hematite
USA
Wisconsin, Iron Co., Hurley, Cary Mine (Superior; Tilden; Nimikon; West Cary; Kakagon; Windsor)

Hematite 15cm wide©
Hematite ~7cm wide©


Hematite ~5.7cm tall©
Hematite ~7cm tall©


Hematite 11.4cm wide© Rob Lavinsky



Hematite
USA
Wisconsin, Iron Co., Montreal, Plummer mine (Emma; Caledonia; Plumer; Valance; Union; Daylight.)

Hematite 3cm wide©
Hematite 6cm wide ©





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Crystals not pistols.



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2010 02:46AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Hematite - Namibia to USA
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