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Rocks and Minerals ➔ Hematite

Hematite is an iron oxide found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. It is commonly black and dark gray but often displays streaks of red. This specimen was found near Santa Fe, New Mexico and was purchased from George L. English & Co. in New York.  

Formula: Fe2O3
circa 1888 – 1898
Museum Collection
George L. English & Company
George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment. 
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