Magnetic ore identification

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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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.

Close up:

Is it something else,or it is magnetite as I thought?
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
 
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
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.
 

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