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LODESTONE (MAGNETITE) - Natural magnets!

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LODESTONE 
(variety of magnetite)


Natural magnetic iron 

These pieces of magnetite, called 'lodestone' are naturally magnetic and will pick up a paperclip. Some have iron filings attached which also demonstrates the magnetism.
 
Some pieces of lodestone have a natural polarity. Small suspended slivers of lodestone were used as the first form of magnetic compass.
 
Magnetite is a constituent of many volcanic rocks.  It is also a valuable ore of iron.

 
Please note: The photographs are typical examples of what we have. You will receive the best example from our current stock.
 

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Size:  at least 4 centimetre pieces
Weight:  varies


Price per piece

PRICE: £7.00