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Polished stones - full range in stock "Magnetite"

Magnetite (magnetic iron ore) is a widespread mineral, natural iron oxide. It may or may not have magnetic properties; occur both in crystals and in solid masses. It is an important iron ore.

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Physical properties of Magnetite

  • Oxide minerals
  • Spinel group
  • Spinel structural group
(repeating unit)
iron(II,III) oxide, Fe2+Fe3+2O4
IMA symbol Mag
Strunz classification 4.BB.05
Crystal system Isometric
Crystal class Hexoctahedral (m3m)
H-M symbol: (4/m 3 2/m)
Space group Fd3m
Unit cell a = 8.397 Å; Z = 8
Color Black, gray with brownish tint in reflected sun
Crystal habit Octahedral, fine granular to massive
Twinning On {Ill} as both twin and composition plane, the spinel law, as contact twins
Cleavage Indistinct, parting on {Ill}, very good
Fracture Uneven
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 5.5–6.5
Luster Metallic
Streak Black
Diaphaneity Opaque
Specific gravity 5.17–5.18
Solubility Dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid
References [2][3][4][5]
Major varieties
Lodestone Magnetic with definite north and south poles
Code: 1658
Iron mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $26.67

Code: 920
Iron mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $33.33

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