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Specularite

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Formula:
Fe2O3
Colour:
Silvery
Lustre:
Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Name:
In allusion to the specular ("mirror-like") appearance of this type of hematite.
A variety of Hematite

A variety of hematite characterized by aggregates of silvery, metallic, specular ("mirror-like") hematite flakes or tabular, anhedral crystals.


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Physical Properties of SpeculariteHide

Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Silvery

Chemical Properties of SpeculariteHide

Formula:
Fe2O3

Synonyms of SpeculariteHide

Other Language Names for SpeculariteHide

Simplified Chinese:镜铁矿
Spanish:Specularita
Swedish:Järnglans

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz84 photos of Specularite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Calcite12 photos of Specularite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Hematite12 photos of Specularite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Dolomite11 photos of Specularite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Fluorite10 photos of Specularite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Kidney Ore10 photos of Specularite associated with Kidney Ore on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite8 photos of Specularite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz8 photos of Specularite associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Prehnite4 photos of Specularite associated with Prehnite on mindat.org.
Tetrahedrite4 photos of Specularite associated with Tetrahedrite on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of SpeculariteHide

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for SpeculariteHide

Localities for SpeculariteHide

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