1.1" Cut/Polished Hematite Section - Planet Peak, Arizona
Here we have a small, 1.1" wide formation of hematite that was collected from a site near Planet Peak Mountain in La Paz County, Arizona. This unique hematite formation has been cut flat on one side with a light polish.
Hematite is a fairly common mineral, typically responsible for the red-brown coloration that can be found in other minerals and rocks. The chemical composition of hematite is Fe2O3, occasionally containing small amounts of titanium (variable formula (Fe,Ti)2O3). Much of the time, non-crystalline hematite specimens are the result of a transformation from limonite following loss of water.