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Magnetite is one of the main iron ores, and is a member of the Spinel group. It is the most magnetic of all the naturally occurring minerals on Earth, and is known as a ferromagnetic. This means it is attracted to a magnet but can also be magnetized to become a permanent magnet itself. Magnetite can be found naturally magnetized, these pieces go by the name Lodestone and will attract metals. In nature they will attract small pieces of iron filings, and this was how ancient people first noticed the property of magnetism.
Lodestone, from BoliviaACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.