Crystallised as leafs with quartz filling up the space between.
|Mineral class||Oxides : Hematite - Ilmenite - Magnetite group.|
|Habitus||Flat tabular or rhomboedric crystals. Also as rose formed aggregates of crystals, "iron roses". Mostly as compact or grainy masses.|
|Cleavage||None, fracture uneven to subconchoidal.|
|Color||Black or steel gray, sometimes with iridiscent surface.|
|Description||An important ore of iron.|
|Occurance||Both in magmatic and metamorph rocks. Sometimes in pegmatites and only rarely in sedimentary rocks.|
|Notes||Pseudomorphs of magnetite consisting of hematite is called Martite.|
|Locations||A very common mineral with a number of mines in both Bergslagen and Lappland. A number of localities with crystals exists :|
| To oxides index.
|| Mineral group index.
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