Imitation Hematite | Gemopedia

Sometimes sold as "hematine," imitation hematite is often represented as synthetic hematite or a blend of the natural mineral, but is in reality an entirely artificial compound. Easy to produce, hematine offers a unique shiny, deep gray metallic appearance often worn in jewelry. This stone is often magnetized.
Alternate
Names
Hematine
Colors
Dark Gray To Black

Imitation Hematite Classification

Common Name

Imitation Hematite

Species

NA

Variety

Colors

Dark Gray To Black

Alternate Names

Hematine

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

Appearance, fracture and magnetism.

Comments

Imitation hematite can be picked up with a magnet. Imitations made out of silicone have an SG around 2.50

Imitation Hematite Optical Properties

Transparency

Opaque

Refractive Index

0

Birefringence

Optic Character

NA

Optic Sign

Polariscope Reaction

Fluorescence

SWUV: Inert
LWUV: Inert

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

None

Dispersion

Comments

Imitation Hematite Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

iron oxide

Chemical Formula

iron oxide

Synthesis

Crystal System

NA

Classification

Nature

Simulant

Crystallinity

Non-Crystalline

Comments

Imitation Hematite Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

Streak

Specific Gravity

42101

Toughness

Inclusions

Imitation hematite intaglios are pressed and unlike true hematite which is carved.

Luster

Metallic

Stability

Fracture

Conchoidal

Cleavage

None

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