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Hematite Crystals and Mineral Specimens

Byminerals

Hematite is one that is abundant in the shallow crust and on the surface of the earth. It is one of the most common minerals. Hematite is the most important ore of iron. The most important deposit of hematite is the origin of the debris. Hematite has many uses, but its economic significance is small compared to that of iron ore.

Hematite has a color range ranging from red to brown and from black to gray. Geology students find that the red line is the most important indication for the identification of hematite. Hematite is not magnetic. Hematite is one of the largest mines in the world.

Hematite is a small gemstone used to make cabochons, pearls, small sculptures, cobblestones, and other objects. Some people believe that carrying pieces of polished hematite will relieve some medical problems. China, Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, and the United States are the world's leading producers of hematite.

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