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Hematine is a hematite simulant sometimes called “hemalyke, hemalike or magnetic hematite”. It was originally reported to be pressed and sintered iron oxide but most material currently on the market is a ceramic like material composed of Strontium-Barium-Ferrite. Hematine is highly magnetic were as hematite is not.

Hematine Polished
Hematine Classification
Common Name Hematine
Species Hematine
Hematine Optical Properties
Transparency Opaque
Dispersion Strength: None
Refractive Index Over The Limit
Hematine Characteristic Physical Properties
Streak Dark gray or black
Specific Gravity 2.500-7.000 Typically 4.000-7.000
Toughness Good
Luster Metallic
Stability Brittle
Fracture Conchoidal
Hematine Chemistry & Crystallography
Chemical Name Strontium-Barium-Ferrite
Chemical Formula Ba,SrFe12O19
Crystal System NA

Hematine Colors

  • White Hematine White
  • Pink Hematine Pink
  • Multi-color Hematine Multi-color
  • Green Hematine Green
  • Gray Hematine Gray
  • Black Hematine Black
  • Rose Hematine Rose
  • Yellow Hematine Yellow
  • Blue Hematine Blue
  • Brown Hematine Brown

Countries of Origin

United States of America (the); China; Brazil; India


Normal Care the material can shatter if dropped.

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This page was created on June 27, 2014.

This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.