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MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL

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MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL
MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL
MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL
MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL

MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL

MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL

An awesome Magnetite Octahedral Crystal.  A naturally magnetic metal crystal, showing excellent crystal shape.  Great for the collector of metals, crystals or minerals.  The specimen is mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.  We have added a small neo magnet to demonstrate the magnetism.  A super Aussie mineral specimen for the collector.

Location:
Yinnietharra, Western Australia.

Dimensions:
1.8cm x 1.8cm x 2.3cm, 17g.

Magnetite
Fe2+Fe23+O4.

 

MAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTALMAGNETITE OCTAHEDRAL CRYSTAL

An awesome Magnetite Octahedral Crystal.  A naturally magnetic metal crystal, showing excellent crystal shape.  Great for the collector of metals, crystals or minerals.  The specimen is mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.  We have added a small neo magnet to demonstrate the magnetism.  A super Aussie mineral specimen for the collector.

Location:
Yinnietharra, Western Australia.

Dimensions:
1.8cm x 1.8cm x 2.3cm, 17g.

Magnetite: Fe2+Fe23+O4.

Magnetite is an important iron ore, along with hematite.  Nanoinclusions of magnetite crystals cause the iridescence of Rainbow Obsidian (Nadin, 2007).  Extremely thin layers of 200-nm octahedral crystals of magnetite give some basalt surfaces an iridescent sheen.

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Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 5 cm