What Is Specular Hematite?

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What Is Specular Hematite?

While in Atlanta, I came across a stone that looked like the night sky. At first, I thought it was a type of Goldstone, but upon picking it up it felt a lot heavier than the manmade gem that also sparkles like the night sky.

I read the label and discovered its name is Specular Hematite, also known as Specularite. It’s a type of Hematite that seems to have the appearance of tiny shiny mica flakes that are actually made from hematite. In fact, it gets the name Specular due to the mirror like specular reflection.

All in all, it’s a gorgeous specimen and this one came home with me.

 

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