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Imitation Hematite

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.

Colors

Dark Gray To Black

  • Imitation-hematite classification

    CommonName
    Imitation Hematite
    Species
    NA
    Variety
    Colors
    Dark Gray To Black
    AlternateNames
    Hematine
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Appearance, fracture and magnetism.
    ClassificationComments
    Imitation hematite can be picked up with a magnet. Imitations made out of silicone have an SG around 2.50
  • Imitation-hematite chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    iron oxide
    ChemicalFormula
    iron oxide
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    NA
    ChemistryClassification
    Nature
    Simulant
    Crystallinity
    Non-Crystalline
    ChemistryComments
  • Imitation-hematite optical properties

    Transparency
    Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    0
    Birefringence
    OpticCharacter
    NA
    OpticSign
    PolariscopeReaction
    Fluorescence
    SWUV: Inert
    LWUV: Inert
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Imitation-hematite characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    SpecificGravity
    42101
    Toughness
    Inclusions
    Imitation hematite intaglios are pressed and unlike true hematite which is carved.
    Luster
    Metallic
    Stability
    Fracture
    Conchoidal
    Cleavage
    None