hematite

noun
he·​ma·​tite | \ ˈhē-mə-ˌtīt How to pronounce hematite (audio) \

Definition of hematite

: a reddish-brown to black mineral consisting of ferric oxide, constituting an important iron ore, and occurring in crystals or as earthy red ocher

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Other Words from hematite

hematitic \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈti-​tik How to pronounce hematitic (audio) \ adjective

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These small, mineral hematite-rich concretions are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Opportunity rover in April 2004. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came," 20 Aug. 2019 These small, mineral hematite-rich concretions are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Opportunity rover in April 2004. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came," 20 Aug. 2019 These small, mineral hematite-rich concretions are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Opportunity rover in April 2004. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came," 20 Aug. 2019 Archaeologists discovered a magnetized bar rich in hematite dating from 1400 B.C. to 1000 B.C. at San Lorenzo in the present-day Mexican state of Veracruz, one of the major cities of the Olmec. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Mesoamerican Sculptures Reveal Early Knowledge of Magnetism," 6 Aug. 2019 These small, mineral hematite-rich concretions are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Opportunity rover in April 2004. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came," 20 Aug. 2019 The invite, which arrived at guests’ homes housed inside its own box, was embellished with hundreds of jet black hematite crystals. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Everything to Know About Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' Lavish Wedding and 72-Day Marriage," 20 Aug. 2019 Next is the Eye Concentrate, a rich, emollient cream formulated with magnetically charged hematite to melt away the appearance of dark circles and discoloration. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "This Luxe La Mer Skin-Care Is Sure to Sell Out During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 12 July 2019 These small, mineral hematite-rich concretions are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Opportunity rover in April 2004. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Curiosity rover detects highest levels of methane on Mars," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of hematite

1540, in the meaning defined above

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