Hematite is an iron ore used in making wrought iron and pig iron. Hematite rocks are gray streaked with pinkish-red.
Hematite spawns as small rocks on the surface, indicating a vein somewhere below.
Hematite veins are medium in size and can be found in igneous etrusive layers of stone:
Hematite can be smelted in a bloomery to produce a raw iron bloom, which is used to create wrought iron. Hematite can be smelted in a blast furnace to produce liquid pig iron, which is used to create steel. Hematite cannot be smelted in a fire pit, pit kiln, or crucible.