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Definition of "hematite" []

  • A black or blackish-red to brick-red mineral, essentially Fe2O3, the chief ore of iron. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hematite" in a sentence
  • "The key to determining if ultra violet light or oxygen formed the hematite is the crystalline structure of the hematite itself."
  • "But the two things they have in common is they're landing in areas where we believe just based on the geological formations appear to have either been lake beds or could have sustained hematite, which is commonly found on earth-bound, you know, bottoms of lake beds, sediment and so forth."
  • "Fully nine-tenths of the iron production of the world comes from the so-called hematite ores, meaning ores in which hematite is the dominant mineral, though most of them contain other iron minerals in smaller quantities."