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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hematite, haematite(noun)

    the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form

Wiktionary

  1. hematite(Noun)

    An iron ore, mainly peroxide of iron, FeO.

  2. Origin: From hematite, from (lapis) haematites, from αἱματίτης λίθος, from αἷμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hematite(noun)

    an important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; -- the last called red ocher. Called also specular iron, oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone. See Brown hematite, under Brown

  2. Origin: [L. haematites, Gr. bloodlike, fr. a"i^ma, a"i`matos, blood.]

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  1. Hematite

    Hematite, also spelled as haematite, is the mineral form of iron oxide, one of several iron oxides. Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedral system, and it has the same crystal structure as ilmenite and corundum. Hematite and ilmenite form a complete solid solution at temperatures above 950 °C. Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include kidney ore, martite, iron rose and specularite. While the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but much more brittle. Maghemite is a hematite- and magnetite-related oxide mineral. Huge deposits of hematite are found in banded iron formations. Gray hematite is typically found in places where there has been standing water or mineral hot springs, such as those in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. The mineral can precipitate out of water and collect in layers at the bottom of a lake, spring, or other standing water. Hematite can also occur without water, however, usually as the result of volcanic activity. Clay-sized hematite crystals can also occur as a secondary mineral formed by weathering processes in soil, and along with other iron oxides or oxyhydroxides such as goethite, is responsible for the red color of many tropical, ancient, or otherwise highly weathered soils.

Editors Contribution

  1. hematite

    A type of natural occurring mineral created and produced in various forms.

    Hematite is a mineral found in various countries around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2017  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hematite in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hematite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Hematite in a Sentence

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    This work may support a renewed interest in sampling ancient iron deposits on Earth (e.g., Precambrian iron formations) to search for evidence of microbial life, regardless of their low organic carbon content, and may support analysis of organics in iron deposits on Mars, such as Hematite Ridge in Gale Crater.

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