Definition of specular iron ore in English:

specular iron ore

noun

  • Hematite with a metallic luster.

    • ‘The steel-gray crystals and coarse-grained varieties have a brilliant metallic lustre and are known as specular iron ore or looking glass ore.’
    • ‘On display are two huge boilers, a three cylinder steam engine, stock anchor, clam anchor and cargo of high grade specular iron ore.’
    • ‘It is a type of haematite called specular iron ore.’
    • ‘Gray hematite has a brilliant metallic luster and is 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.’