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Hematite Group

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About Hematite GroupHide

A group of simple, rhombohedral oxides, where M = Al, Fe, V, Cr, Ti.

Chemical Properties of Hematite GroupHide


Synonyms of Hematite GroupHide

Relationship of Hematite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Corundum Al2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
Eskolaite Cr2O3Trig.
Hematite Fe2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
Karelianite V3+2O3Trig.
Tistarite Ti3+2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c

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Health Risks:
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Hematite Group in petrologyHide

References for Hematite GroupHide

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 519.

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Significant localities for Hematite GroupHide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Tucumán
    • Tafí del Valle Department
[Hematite var: Martite] Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry´s collection.
  • New South Wales
    • Gough Co.
      • Glen Innes
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 2001: HF Henley, RE Brown, JW Brownlow, RG Barnes and WJ Stroud. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
  • Queensland
    • Tablelands Region
      • Kinrara National Park
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Sutherland,FL, Coenraads, R, Abduriyim, A and Meffre, S., 2013. Lava Plains, NE Queensland, gem mineral suite. Abstracts, 36th Annual Seminar, Mineralogical Societies of Australasia. Sydney. p. 21-23.
  • Tasmania
    • Break O'Day municipality
      • Blue Tier district
        • Moorina
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Minerals Resources Tasmania
  • Victoria
    • Alpine Shire
[Ruby var: Barklyite] Liversidge, A. (1896) On some New South Wales and other minerals. The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, Volume 74:113-114 Sept. 4.
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Mühldorf
        • Amstall
  • Salzburg
    • Radstädter Tauern
      • Großarl valley
        • Hüttschlag
[Hematite var: Specularite] A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Carlow Township
[Corundum] Ontario MDI Number: MDI31F05SE00021
    • Renfrew Co.
      • Raglan Township
        • Craigmont Mine (Craig)
[Corundum] Rocks and minerals for the collector: ottawa to north bay
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Olivier Langelier Collection
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Limarí Province
      • Monte Patria
[Hematite var: Specularite] Maksaev, V., Townley, B., Palacios, C., and Camus, F. (2007): Metallic ore deposits. In: Moreno, T., and Gibbons, W. (editors): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society (London), pp. 414.
  • Eastern Finland Region
[Eskolaite] Am Min 43 (1958), 1098
[Karelianite] J.V.P. Long, Y. Vuorelainen, O. Kouvo: Amer. Mineral. 48:33-41 (1963)
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Pontgibaud
        • Saint-Ours-les-Roches
[Hematite] Mboungou-Kongo J.B. (2002), L'hématite spéculaire du puy de Tunisset, Chaîne des Puys (Puy de Dôme), Le Régne Minéral, n°46, pp: 51-55
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)
[Hematite] Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
[Hematite] Favreau G., Meisser N., Chiappero P.J. (2004), Saint-Maime (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence): un exemple de pyrométamorphisme en région provençale, n°3, pp: 59-92
  • Co. Cork
    • Mizen Peninsula
      • Ballydehob
        • Audley Mines
[Hematite var: Specularite] Barry Flannery (Personal Collection)
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Varaita Valley
        • Bellino
          • Varaita di Rui Valley
[Hematite] Piccoli, G.C. (2002): I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 362 pp.; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Rio Marina
          • Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)
[Hematite] E. Grill (1911) - Osservazioni cristallografiche sull’ematite dell’Elba - R. Ist. Studi Sup. Prat. e Perf. Firenze.
[Hematite] Orlandi, P., & Pezzotta, A., 1997. I minerali dell'Isola d'Elba. I minerali dei Giacimenti metalliferi dell'Elba orientale e delle Pegmatiti del Monte Capanne. Ed. Novecento Grafico, Bergamo, 245 pp.; Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., Costagliola, P. (2013): The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Minucciano
          • Gorfigliano
[Hematite] Orlandi P., Dini A., Gemignani E., Pierotti L., Quilici U., Romani U., 2002. Paragenesi alpine nelle Alpi Apuane: I minerali delle vene di quarzo della Valle dell'Acqua Bianca, Gorfigliano (LU) Riv. Mineral. It., 26, 4: 216-223
        • Pietrasanta
[Hematite] Dini A., Bramanti A., Mancini S., Orlandi P. (1997) - La lazulite del Monte Folgorito (Alpi Apuane), Pietrasanta, Lucca - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, 1997
        • Vagli di Sotto
[Hematite] Biagioni C., 2004. Le mineralizzazioni manganesifere dei Diaspri Auctt. di Vagli (Alpi Apuane, Lucca). Tesina di laurea inedita, Università di Pisa.
  • Toamasina Province (Tamatave)
    • Alaotra-Mangoro Region
      • Ambatondrazaka District
        • Manakambahiny Est Commune
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Basel, Switzerland: March 29, 2017 Kashmir-like' sapphires from Madagascar entering the gem trade in large sizes and quantities By Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, SSEF , Swiss Gemmological Institute Trade Alert.
  • Central Region
    • Ntcheu
[Ruby] H.G. Dill, A review of mineral resources in Malawi: With special reference to aluminium variation in mineral deposits, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 47, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 153-173, ISSN 1464-343X, 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2006.12.006.; Dill, H. G., & Ludwig, R. R. (2008). Geomorphological-sedimentological studies of landform types and modern placer deposits in the savanna (Southern Malawi). Ore Geology Reviews, 33(3), 411-434.; Henn, U., Bank, H., & Bank, F. H. (1990). Red and orange corundum (ruby and padparadscha) from Malawi. Journal of Gemmology, 22(2), 83-89.
  • Chihuahua
    • Pueblito de Allende
[Tistarite] Am. Min. 94,841-844(2009)
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Ightem
[Hematite] Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
  • Akershus
    • Nes
      • Årnes
        • Farsjø
[Corundum] Bugge, C.(1951): Corundum at Farsjø, Nes, Romerike. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 29,77-83. + Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68. p. 59 and 61.
  • Aust-Agder
    • Froland
[Corundum] Oftedahl, Chr. (1963): Contributions to the mineralogy of Norway No 19. Red corundum of Froland at arendal. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 43, 431-439
  • Telemark
    • Kragerø
      • Kragerø Archipelago
        • Langøy
          • Langøy Fe Mines
[Hematite] Vogt (1892b, pp. 119-121); Neumann (1985, p. 63); S. Flaata (1990).
South Africa
  • Limpopo Province
    • Mopani District
[Corundum] Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 26 pp;
    • Vhembe District
      • Louis Trichardt
[Corundum] Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 26, 200 pp;
  • Aragón
    • Zaragoza
      • Tierga
[Hematite] - Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
  • Asturias
[Hematite] Fuertes Acevedo, M. (1884): Mineralogía asturiana. Catálogo descriptivo de las sustancias así metálicas como lapídeas de la provincia de Asturias. Imprenta del Hospicio Provincial. 224 pp. Calvo, M. (2009): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp
      • El LLagú
        • Castro Cegallú-El Bravo
[Hematite] Fuertes Acevedo, M. (1884): Mineralogía asturiana. Catálogo descriptivo de las sustancias así metálicas como lapídeas de la provincia de Asturias. Imprenta del Hospicio Provincial. 224 pp.
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Vorderrhein Valley
      • Tujetsch (Tavetsch)
        • Curnera Valley
[Hematite] Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 207.
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Eden
        • Shap Rural
[Hematite] No reference listed
  • Scotland
    • Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar)
      • Isle of Lewis and Harris
        • Lewis
[Corundum var: Sapphire] Jackson, B. 1984. Sapphire from Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. J.Gemmol. 19,336-42
  • Arizona
    • La Paz Co.
      • Buckskin Mts
        • Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District)
[Hematite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 195, 246.
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Vulture Mts
[Hematite] self-collected by C. Lemanski, Jr.
  • Connecticut
    • Hartford Co.
      • East Granby
[Hematite] P. Cristofono collection
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Litchfield
[Corundum] Harvard Mineralogical Museum specimen
    • New Haven Co.
      • East Haven
[Hematite] Powell, Richard C. and Wolfgang Vogt. (1987), Cinque Quarry, A Suburban Site in Connecticut Makes Collecting a Cinch. Rock and Gem: (6): 36-39.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Sparta Township
        • Franklin Marble
[Corundum] A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978):9.
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • North Smithfield
[Hematite] Michael W. Kieron collection
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