IRON ORE MINERAL SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Had this Iron Ore Mineral Specimen Collection in the private collection for a while and it needs a new home. Collected and labeled by an avid fossicker some years ago. Shows a good range of colours and textures Iron Ore come in Australia.
Box 22.5cm x 4.5cm x 29cm, 1467g.
Native Iron is quite often a misnomer as natural iron. Where Iron is not necessarily “native” to Earth since it rarely occurs on the Earth’s surface by terrestrial processes. A few rare terrestrial gabbros and sulfide deposits do contain elemental iron-nickel deposits, these are the only truly native iron-nickel. All natural iron, whether it is native or meteoritic, is actually an alloy of iron and nickel. The two elements are combined in varying percentages from less than 6% nickel to as much as 75% nickel, although iron is by far more common than nickel.