Magnetite

Picture

Some
Connecticut
locations
Type of Rock
 
Characteristics

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5
Luster: metallic to dull
Color: iron-black
Strongly magnetic.

Uses
Magnetite is an ore of iron.
Interesting facts

Magnetite can often be found as the black grains in beachsand. It is easily collected using a magnet.

Other
 

This page was last updated on February 24, 2008 by Joan C. Schneider.