Magnetite

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the greek magnes = inhabitant of Magnesia in Greece.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Cubic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary / tertiary.

CLASS MINERAL: Oxides.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Fe2 + (Fe3 +) 2O4.

HARDNESS: 5.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Finland, Austria, Canada, India, Romania, Italy, Mexico, USA.

 

MINERALOGY: Magnetite is an iron ore, brittle tenacity, trained in octahedrons implanted amorphous mass, usually occurs in magmatic rocks and deposits pneumatolíticos displacement, hydrothermal and metamorphic origin. Magnetite is an iron ore, the iron cations that comprise it are loaded, hence its magnetism.


 
MYTHOLOGY: A fable of Plinio attributes the name to shepherd named Magnes, since he discovered the mineral to see the nails of his shoes and the iron tip of his staff clung to the ground, some animals and migratory birds, bees molluscs are at their peak or in another part of your body magnetite, or lodestone, who helps orientation following the magnetic field of the earth. (for more curiosities in our facebook page we have more information).

 

PROPERTIES: It is said that magnetite attracts and repels, energizes and soothes, being magnetic attracts love, commitment and loyalty, helps relieve negative emotions such as fear, anger, grief, turn brings positive qualities tenacity and perseverance, promotes objectivity, balances intellect with emotions, providing internal stability.


 

CHAKRASSacro, throat.

ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn.

USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection, iron ore to produce steel.

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