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Hematite

 Hematite


Known in some countries as "bloodstone" because of the color it changes the cooling water of saw blades when it's cut, it often resembles metal when polished. The Specular Hematite variety shows shining specks of glimmer from within when polished.
 

Andradite Hematite
Andradite Hematite rough in stone:


Deposits are found in Bangladesh, England, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand and the state of Minnesota in the U.S.A.

STATS:

Color: Black, black-gray, brown-red
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 5 1/2 - 6 1/2
Density: 5.12 - 5.28
Transparency: Opaque


 

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