Magnetite is a rock mineral. It is one of the oxides of iron, and it is attracted to magnets and can be magnetized to become a permanent magnet itself. Naturally-magnetized pieces of magnetite, called lodestone, will attract small pieces of iron, which is how ancient peoples first discovered the property of magnetism. Today it is mined as iron ore. One of our pics above shows naturally occurring Magnetite bands in sand. Using a magnet, it can easily be extracted.
Small grains of magnetite occur in almost all igneous and metamorphic rocks. Magnetite is black or brownish-black with a metallic luster.
Magnetite is believed to possess magical properties being used to draw balance, energy love, fortune, and success. Magnetite is said to awaken one's intuition, support creative thinking and enable increased problem solving. Magnetite has been used to support healing in various human ailments both spiritually and physically.
Occult, witchcraft and Magic folklore uses - Used in various herbal magick spells. A commonly used mineral for rituals, ceremonies, Zen Therapy and magick spells among alternative religious practices. Used in love mixtures, mojo bags, amulets, jars and charms.
Lodestones were used as an early form of magnetic compass. Magnetite typically carries the dominant magnetic signature in rocks, and so it has been a critical tool in paleomagnetism, a science important in understanding plate tectonics and as historic data for magnetohydrodynamics and other scientific fields.
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