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Hematolite


Hematolite is a manganese aluminum arsenate arsenite. Igelström (1884) originally described the species, spelling it aimatolit. Professor Dana anglicized the mineral name to hematolite in his 1892 System of Mineralogy. The mineral name seems to derive from aima, Greek for blood, which has morphed in hemato in English; the mineral is blood-red.

Hematolite forms blood red crystal grains on a fracture surface of skarn. This specimen is from the type locality. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $75

Item code: MS1987

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