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Magnetic ore identification

  1. Jan 5, 2019 #1
    Yesterday as I was hiking with my friend, I found a weird rock:
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    My guess is that it is magnetite, since the mountain I found it has the biggest magnetite deposit in Taiwan.But I am not sure.It sticks to neoindium magnets really well.
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    Close up:
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    Is it something else,or it is magnetite as I thought?
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2019 #2

    davenn

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    Hi there, welcome to PF :smile:


    the pictures are a little blurry so a little hard to tell.
    since it came from a magnetite deposit, that would be the obvious answer and you are likely to find a variation of iron ore
    types in such an area (Limonite and Haematite to name a couple) . There would be no real reason to suspect it to be anything else .

    What makes you think that it would be something else ?

    Dave
     
  4. Jan 5, 2019 #3
    I found traces of red dots that looks the red iron oxide on the rock. Maybe it’s just some other things come with the rock.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2019 #4

    davenn

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    That would be very typical :smile:
     
  6. Jan 5, 2019 #5
    Thanks!:biggrin:
     
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