Magnetite – Lodestone
Magnetite lodestone mineral specimens from Mexico, a variation of magnetite and is highly magnetic, the mineral may pick up iron filings, giving it a hairy appearance, specimens are black, have a dull metallic lustre and are dense for their size. Available in small sizes only they will come in a 1.5″ size tray with a label.
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Lodestone is a variation of Magnetite and is highly magnetic, some pieces are magnetic enough to even hold onto iron filings, but not all. These mineral specimens come from Mexico, they leave a black or grey streak. Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the naturally occurring minerals on Earth. Naturally magnetised pieces of magnetite are called lodestone. A form of Iron Oxide it is black or grey with a brownish tint in reflected light and a dull metallic lustre. Historically, lodestones were used as a primitive compass by the Vikings to navigate their longboats. These samples are only available in a small size, approximately 1.5" in size and will come supplies in a card tray with a label.