Magnetite – Stunning Crystals from the Potosi Department


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These magnetite crystals are from Cerro Huanquino, Potosi Department, Bolivia. This locale encompasses a large area that contains seventeen different minerals. It is famous for the outstanding magnetite from there. Magnetite is an oxide that contains the elements Fe and O. This specimen consists of a crystalline feldspar and magnetite mixed matrix. The matrix hosts octahedral magnetite crystals and small feldspar crystals. The magnetite crystals are octahedral with sharp corners and edges. They have a silver-grey color and sub-metallic luster. This piece measures 3 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches or 76 x 63 x 35 mm.

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Weight9 oz