Magnetite

Magnetite is a iron oxide mineral its chemical formula is

Fe
2+
Fe
3+
2
O
4

Magnetite has a isometric crystal system.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Magnetite

Lustre: Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Opaque
Colour: Greyish black or iron black
Streak: Black
Hardness (Mohs): 5½ - 6½
Hardness (Vickers): VHN100=681 - 792 kg/mm2
Tenacity: Brittle
Parting: On {111}, especially good. Also reported as parting planes: {001}, {011}, {138}.
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven
Density (measured): 5.175 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 5.2 g/cm3

 * Physical properties of Magnetite was provided by mindat*

Energetic Properties of Magnetite

Key Words: Alignment of subtle energies with the body, grounding, balancing polarities, awakening hidden potentials
Chakras: All
Physical: Supports the blood, liver, bone marrow; clears the meridians
Emotional: Helps prevent mood swings, good for emotional balance
Spiritual: Aids psychic, healers and sensitive people in staying grounded and balanced

* Energetic Properties of Magnetite was provided by Book of Stones*