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The district round Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, is mined on a small scale for a very fine quality of micaceous haematite, which occurs there in well-defined lodes traversing the granite. This soft and powdery variety of haematite, known both locally and in the trade as 'shining ore', is used for a variety of purposes, but principally as the basis of a rust-proof paint. The ore and its mode of occurrence have been briefly described by J. S. Martin, and for the purpose of this short paper nodoi:10.1180/minmag.1920.019.88.04 fatcat:5gg6ok4acne4hdzougstuoyt6i