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Kidney Ore

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A variety of Hematite

A reniform (kidney-shaped) or botryoidal variety of hematite. The internal structure of the kidney-shaped nodules is usually concentric and radiating.

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Chemical Properties of Kidney OreHide


Other Language Names for Kidney OreHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Specularite10 photos of Kidney Ore associated with Specularite on
Quartz4 photos of Kidney Ore associated with Quartz on
Fluorite3 photos of Kidney Ore associated with Fluorite on
Calcite3 photos of Kidney Ore associated with Calcite on
Hematite3 photos of Kidney Ore associated with Hematite on

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

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Localities for Kidney OreHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Hunsrück
      • Kell am See
        • Greimerath
Edgar Müller
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • West Cumberland Iron Field
        • Egremont
Van King
  • Wisconsin
    • Ashland Co.
Harvard Museum of Natural History specimen no. 90926
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