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A variety of Hematite

The name given for hematite pseudomorphs after magnetite, formed under conditions of increasing oxygen fugacity.

Originally described from Itabira, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil.

Chemical Properties of Martite


Other Language Names for Martite

Simplified Chinese:假象赤铁矿

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fluorapatite10 photos of Martite associated with Fluorapatite on
Quartz8 photos of Martite associated with Quartz on
Cacoxenite7 photos of Martite associated with Cacoxenite on
Limonite4 photos of Martite associated with Limonite on
Beraunite3 photos of Martite associated with Beraunite on
Opal-AN3 photos of Martite associated with Opal-AN on
Garnet2 photos of Martite associated with Garnet on
Chlorite Group2 photos of Martite associated with Chlorite Group on
Hematite1 photo of Martite associated with Hematite on
Magnetite1 photo of Martite associated with Magnetite on

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.

References for Martite

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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: 527.

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Localities for Martite

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