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specular iron ore

Syllabification: spec·u·lar i·ron ore

Definition of specular iron ore in English:

noun

Hematite with a metallic luster.
Example sentences
  • Gray hematite has a brilliant metallic luster and is known as specular iron ore or looking glass ore.
  • The steel-gray crystals and coarse-grained varieties have a brilliant metallic lustre and are known as specular iron ore or looking glass ore.
  • Among the valuable specimens of minerals found here may be named, triciliate of iron, sulphuret of bismuth, native copper, specular iron ore, hydrous oxide of iron.

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