Magnetite crystals in matrix

Gorgeous octahedral Magnetite crystals sitting in their original stone matrix.

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Magnetite crystals in matrix

Gorgeous octahedral Magnetite crystals sitting in their original stone matrix. Magnetite is an iron ore which often forms into these really quite well defined octahedral crystals. In some cases, it is naturally magnetised and referred to as 'lodestone'.

When I first started selling minerals I underestimated Magnetite. I didn't think the small rusty octahedral crystals would be of much interest to anyone but the most dedicated mineral collectors, but I was wrong. It may be the interesting, almost unnatural feeling shape the crystals form into, or perhaps they are just a cheap oddity - either way, they have been very popular so far.

Our stock is very limited, and currently we only have a single piece available

  • #1 - 66x47x23.5MM - around 15-20 Magnetite crystals visible, and mostly quite well formed too. The crystals themselves measure between 3 and 6 MM typically but there are a few around 10MM. Unfortunately, I do not have any location information for this specimen. The matrix is a faint green-grey, possibly a chlorite schist. Numerous crystals on this piece do exhibit weak magnetic fields, able to hold a small piece of steel wire in place.

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