Type:  Oxide mineral/ metamorphosed/ sedimentary rocks

Category: Oxide mineral

Chemical/Scientific/Etc. : Fe2O3

Description/Characteristics :  

Weakly magnetic, form, hardness and streak. All forms of hematite have a characteristic reddish brown streak. Specific Gravity is 5.6.

Place of collections: AP

Date/Month/year of Collection: 2022

Distribution: Concentration of hematite occurs in Precambrian rocks throughout the world. It occurs in regionally metamorphosed siliceous Fe-rich sedimentary rocks

Uses if any: Most of the extracted iron is used in the manufacture of steel.
Some of the other uses of iron are in the manufacture of automobiles, rails, ships, construction industry, etc. besides in domestic applications.

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