• WordNet 3.6
    • n hematite the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hematite (Min) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hematite Native anhydrous iron sesquioxid, or redoxid of iron, Fe2O3. It crystallizes in the rhombohedral system, and occurs in iron-black crystals with brilliant metallic luster (called specular iron and iron-glance), also in thin tabular crystals or scales, often red by transmitted light. More commonly it is massive, with structure varying from compact to foliated and micaceous (iron-mica or micaceous iron ore), also to columnar and fibrous, and further to earthy (red ocher) and impure argillaceous (ironstone) kinds”. All varieties have a red streak. It is one of the most valuable ores of iron, and is mined in large quantities, as in the Marquette region of Lake Superior. It is sometimes called bloodstone and oligiste iron (fer oligiste); also often red hematite, to distinguish it from the related hydrated ore, brown hematite, or limonite, which has a brown streak. See cut under reniform.
    • n hematite An intaglio cut in hematite.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. haematites, Gr. bloodlike, fr. a"i^ma a"i`matos, blood


In literature:

Also many lodes contain hard heavy ferric ores, such as titanic iron, tungstate of iron, and hematite, in which gold is held.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
The ore used was from Bilbao, and known as the Ruby Mine, and was a good average hematite.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886" by Various
It was in consequence of this difficulty that many makers resorted to the addition of hematite pigs.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
Sometimes hard, as hematite or rock crystal.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
The red coloration which these specimens possess is due to thin films of hematite.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Small, rough hematite axes, however, occur in considerable quantities throughout the region.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
These latter works also ship about 40,000 tuns red hematite ore yearly.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
It is a very valuable ore, but is less abundant than hematite.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
A pigment made of micaceous hematite was found in one of the Sikyatki paint jars.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
This iron mine has yielded for several years past 1,000 tons of red hematite ore per month, and employed nearly 100 hands.
"Iron Making in the Olden Times as instanced in the Ancient Mines, Forges, and Furnaces of The Forest of Dean" by H. G. Nicholls

In news:

The Ishpeming Hematites picked up a first-place vote, but finished second to No.
A pair of Ishpeming High School fan buses have been reserved for the Hematites' MHSAA Division 7 state title game at 10 am on Saturday against Detroit Loyola.
Hematite Friday Night Tomorrow upsportsphotos.com.
Hematite Friday Night will be on a Saturday afternoon and the pre-game starts at 12 noon.
Hematite Friday Night starting tonight at 6:30 on 98-3 WRUP.
The amazing story of the Ishpeming Hematites (cont.).
Paul Peterson, writing in the Mining Gazette, remembers the Amasa Hematites.
0The Ishpeming Hematite football players departed for New York City on Monday.
Hematites endure challenges leading them to victory.
Holiday tradition serves as Hematite Homecoming.
Holiday tradition serves as Hematite Homecoming .
Four freshmen Lady Hematites captured the girls age 15-16 division championship in the Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Manistique.
Icy road conditions contributed to a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred Tuesday morning on US 141 near the Net River in Iron County's Hematite Township.
Hematites rub elbows with King James .
0It was the night the Ishpeming Hematites had been waiting for.

In science:

As noted by Sawlowicz (2000), the framboidal texture is seen in a number of different minerals other than pyrite, i.e. copper and zinc sulphides, greigite, magnetite, magnesioferrite, hematite, goethite, garnet, dolomite, opal, and even in phosphoric derivatives of allophane.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The hematite and lepidocrocite were very fine-grained, commercially produced powders.
Condensed Matter Astrophysics: A Prescription for Determining the Species-Specific Composition and Quantity of Interstellar Dust using X-rays