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An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because of the red colour of the powder. It occurs in splendent rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; the last called red ocher.

Synonyms: specular iron, oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone. See Brown haematite, under Brown.

Origin: L. Haematites, Gr. Bloodlike, fr. aima, aimatos, blood.

American spelling: hematite

(01 Mar 2009)

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