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Magnesioferrite

#PD39751

Magnesioferrite

#PD39751
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MgFe3+2O4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy

A fabulous specimen of brilliant luster and modified octahedral crystals to 6mm. Many of the crystals display a cavernous growth habit. It is strongly magnetic with a black streak. The original labels called this Hematite, and it is definitely not. Vesuvius is the type locality for this member of the spinel group.

Type Locality

Magnesioferrite

Formula
MgFe3+2O4 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brownish black, black 
Streak
dark red 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
6-6.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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