ETYM Latin haematites, Greek, bloodlike, from aima, aimatos, blood.
The principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form; SYN. haematite.
Reddish iron ore.
Principal ore of iron, consisting mainly of iron(III) oxide, Fe2O3. It occurs as specular hematite (dark, metallic luster), kidney ore (reddish radiating fibers terminating in smooth, rounded surfaces), and a red earthy deposit.
Gvozdena ruda, mrkocrven oksid gvođža; kod nas ga ima u Varešu i LJubiji (Bosna).