Magnetite Crystal Specimens
Interesting little Magnetite crystal specimens, largely showing good octahedral formation. These pieces are from Brazil and typically measure around 10MM in size.
These pieces are probably not going to find a home in most collections, to be honest. They’re not the most attractive specimens – a rusty brown colour and rarely perfectly formed.
They are, however, the most magnetic naturally occurring mineral on Earth, and can be magnetised to become a magnet. If your collection lies around the concepts of force or energy, that’s a pretty cool addition right there.
For more information on this mineral (not to be confused with Magnesite) – have a look at our Magnetite section.