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


Classification of Specularite

Physical Properties of Specularite

Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Silvery

Chemical Properties of Specularite

Formula:
Fe2O3
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Specularite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:镜铁矿
Spanish:Specularita
Swedish:Järnglans

Other Information

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 Specularite

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Specimens:
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