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Hematite is mineral iron oxide (Fe2O3), sometimes with slight amounts of titanium.

A very common mineral, coloured black to gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron.

Varieties are: Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite and Titano-hematite.

See also: List of minerals



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